Safe or not Safe

Posted on: Thu, 01/27/2005 - 11:19am
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I have seen a lot of posts lately that posters are finding things safe and not safe. On items that we all use that one may consider safe or one might not.

My first recommendation is that each of us needs to take the responsibility ourselves and call these manufactures with out just relying on this board for the answers.

Some posters consider things to be safe if the do an allergen wash, others if they run the nut products on a different day, others if the nut products are in the same facility but there are dedicated lines, others trust only the labeling and never call, others only buy from companies that are strictly nut free.

We all have our comfort zones and use products in our home that we know to be safe with in those zones. I appreciate when people post but I still call every manufacturer myself even if I know you use that product everyday and never had a problem. What may not be a problem for one family may be a problem for others.

For example we use Pop Secret Microwave Popcorn with the land o lakes butter on it. When I called I was told the butter was safe even have the CSR go as far as telling me it is only butter. We have used Pop Secret forever and eat it almost every night. Never had a single problem. Don't take my word for it though call and make sure. If you don't get a satisfactory answer from the CSR ask for a manager or supervisor.

Some people are fine with all kinds of cereals and different types of ice creams or eating out in different restaurants- in our family we are not. DD reacted to a common cereal that most of you use here, reacted to a common ice cream and has reacted at several of the restaurants that you all mentioned.

I don't feel comfortable taking my dd to any restaurant fast food or sit down if I know that they use nuts in that facility. We don't allow nuts in our home so why would I allow her to go to a eating establishment if they have nuts in there facility it is to big of a risk with cross contamination. We don't even eat at other peoples homes if they have nut products in their homes.

So- if I just took you word for safe or unsafe foods I would not be serving my dd safe products for her.

CALL CALL CALL on each item that you use or unsure of. Don't just go off the label. Not every company labels yet and if they do I would still call unless you know for a fact it is an entirely nut free facility. If they don't label it doesn't mean that it is safe you have to call.

To the new posters welcome. It is a lot of searching and asking and calling in the being but once you get into the groove you will be fine and you will find what works for you.

Take care and stay safe.

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