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Posted on: Sat, 09/04/2004 - 3:16am
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Joined: 07/20/2004 - 09:00

I would add brackets beside Nestle Smarties that (Nestle Smarties Bars are not safe).
Great list, thank you!

Posted on: Sat, 09/04/2004 - 3:23am
smartalyk's picture
Joined: 07/20/2004 - 09:00

I am also curious about whether anyone knows about Skittles and Starbursts? My son has eaten these safely for years, but I won't put them on the safe list if their safety is questionable. Has anyone phoned? (If not, I may do just that next week!)

Posted on: Sat, 09/04/2004 - 2:16pm
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Joined: 07/20/2004 - 09:00

I found an answer to my own question at [url="http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/Forum11/HTML/000221.html"]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/Forum11/HTML/000221.html[/url]
I hope I linked that correctly!

Posted on: Sat, 09/04/2004 - 3:38pm
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Joined: 05/15/2001 - 09:00

Quote:Originally posted by smartalyk:
[b]I would add brackets beside Nestle Smarties that (Nestle Smarties Bars are not safe).[/b]
If this is done, another note to add would be that "Kit Kat Chunky [b]Caramel[/b]" is not safe.
And also that Nestle Smarties "seasonal products" (ie: Easter eggs, Xmas tree shakers) are usually not safe as well

Posted on: Sun, 09/05/2004 - 6:00am
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Joined: 03/15/1999 - 09:00

Thanks for the comments. To be honest, this is the first year I added even any candy to the list and decided it would be too much effort to go through it all - the only time candy is really sent to my school is around halloween anyways!
I started to look at my cadbury/allen list, with the seasonal products that are safe and just didn't want to make the effort to add them! But, of course, there are many other candy items missing from my list like the skittles and starburst. Maybe next year I will add more of them.....
take care and thanks for reviewing the list!
BTW - I have noticed that Chips Ahoy cookies, which used to have a warning here in Canada no longer do. Does anyone know if Christie has started to make them in the Toronto plant? I hate phoning them because I will just get the standard "if there is a risk it will be labelled" junk!

Posted on: Sun, 09/05/2004 - 11:49am
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Joined: 07/20/2004 - 09:00

Hi Deb,
Thanks so much for the list! The only reason I asked about Skittles and Starburst is because they are my son's favourites [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img] His teacher already specifically asked me about a list of candies and such to send in a newesletter for Halloween!

Posted on: Tue, 09/07/2004 - 10:12am
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Deb O., just copied this to take to my meeting tomorrow (if my horrid toothache subsides and I'm able to do a presentation at all [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/frown.gif[/img] ).
The one thing I know I have to research are the Lunchables and LunchMates, quite popular little items, some "safe", some not.
I'll see if I can get to it and add it to the list.
Many thanks again. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Tue, 09/07/2004 - 10:50am
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Joined: 03/15/1999 - 09:00

HI Cindy
Thanks for mentioning them. Just checked on the web and lunchmates are by Schneiders (which has merged with maple leaf) and now have either a kitkat or an aero bar in them and some have sweet tarts. The only drinks are chubby's, which are just pop except for the hot dogs which have a Hershey chocolate shake which I don't know if that is safe or not. So it looks like most of the lunch mates would be safe.
Here is what Schneider's says about food allergies:
Do you have nut-free products?
We are pleased to say that most Schneiders' production facilities are nut free. If present, nuts of any kind are clearly labelled on the package.
Products made in facilities which are not nut-free carry a warning that trace amounts might be found. The warning appears in the ingredient list as, "traces of nuts may be present."
Lunchables, on the other hand, are by Oscar Meyer (kraft) and have wonderful things like butterfinger chocolate bars in them.....
take care
Edited to remove the junk I didn't realize I had copied!!
[This message has been edited by DebO (edited September 07, 2004).]

Posted on: Wed, 09/08/2004 - 5:00am
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Joined: 06/19/2003 - 09:00

I have finished my list which I plan on giving to Jessica's teacher tomorrow. School starts next week.
(Be sure to read all the labels/contact the manufacturers yourselves)
Safe Snacks
(Please be aware that the food brands mentioned are safe as of this writing. Because companies may change ingredients or packaging/ processing methods, all food must be in original packaging so I can verify ingredients have not changed.)
Fruits/Veggies/Cheese/ raisons
Cheese sticks (e.g. String Cheese)
Frio-Lay (chips, pretzels, etc.)
Herrs Brand (chips, pretzels, etc.)
Utz Brand (chips, pretzels, etc.)
Tootsie Roll/Charms candies
Just Born candies (makes Marshmallow Peeps)

Posted on: Wed, 09/08/2004 - 10:19am
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Deb O., wow, I didn't expect you to check out the Lunchmates and Lunchables. Is it that obvious how disorganized I am?
I know that last year I saw a container for one of them in the recycle bin in Jesse's classroom and it was the one with the Butterfinger bar in it. I looked at Jesse's teacher and I asked if that had been eaten in the classroom. Of course, she couldn't answer me (well, she could), but she said that she couldn't be 100% sure that the Butterfinger had been brought into the peanut free classroom.
The rare occasions where I have purchased them (obviously the safe ones), I haven't taken anything out of the kit. Isn't that one of the reasons people buy them? You just throw them in your child's lunch box with such ease (with no regard to nutrition?).
Now, I haven't checked out the lunchroom at the new school yet, so I'm not sure how popular they are here, but I know they were terribly popular last year and seemed to be even more so on field trips.
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]


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