WALMART

Posted on: Mon, 12/01/2003 - 5:55am
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I LIVE IN CT..NOT SURE IF THIS IS ALL WALMARTS OR JUST THE ONE I GO TO?? THEY HAVE HUGE OPEN BINS OF THE SHELLED PEANUTS WITH A SCOOP TO BAG THEM YOURSELF RIGHT IN THE PRODUCE SECTION. AND, OF COURSE, THEY FALL ON THE FLOOR, GET STEPPED ON, ETC. I WAS EXTREMELY UNHAPPY WHEN I SAW THIS...LIKE THEY REALLY NEED TO SELL PEANUTS THAT WAY. THEY ALREADY SELL BAGGED PEANUTS SO WHY PUT A BIG, OPEN BIN OF THEM TO SCOOP YOURSELF. FOR THOSE OF YOU WHOSE CHILD REACTS TO AIRBORNE WILL UNDERSTAND WHY I'M SO ANGRY ABOUT THIS. EVEN IF NOT AIRBORNE, STILL VERY EASY TO TOUCH, STEP ON, ETC. I SPOKE TO THE MANAGER EXPLAINING THE DANGERS OF HAVING THIS OPEN BIN DUE TO LIFE-THREATENING PA'S AND SHE SAID THAT SHE WOULD LOOK INTO IT AND TAKE CARE OF IT. I WENT THE FOLLOWING WEEK AND ALL SHE DID WAS MOVE THE BIN TO ANOTHER ISLE!!! I WAS THINKING OF WRITING TO THE CORPORATE OFFICE AT WALMART. I WISH PEOPLE WOULD UNDERSTAND THIS!

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Jake~ 4 yrs. old- PA
Sam~ 2 yrs. old- Not PA

Posted on: Mon, 12/01/2003 - 6:59am
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I would talk to them. Thankfully DD was not with me the day I walked in and found this last year. I directly asked for the store manager and told him that I would still shop there but if they continued to do that, I could not bring in my DD as she has airborne reaction. I explained that it would be in their best interest to not keep open bins as if someone walked in without knowledge of this and had a reaction, they would have a lawsuit on their hands. I made it seem as if I was telling them with their best interest at heart.
They don't do it anymore.

Posted on: Mon, 12/01/2003 - 11:39am
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they do have large bins of pistachios here, but no peanuts, thank goodness. they do have lots of bagged peanuts and many that are shrinkwrapped on styrofoam trays like meat. i imagine those are packaged right there in the produce dept. but i don't know for sure. i wouldn't like the bins of them open, that's for sure. the farm stores here have those...but we just avoid them. of course that's easier than avoiding walmart since we don't often need any farm type supplies. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
joey

Posted on: Mon, 12/01/2003 - 12:08pm
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CALL the HOME OFFICE and report this immediately! 1-800-925-6278 OR 1-479-273-4000.
We have a Super Walmart that I do not frequent often due to the distance of store from home, however I did call in the past few months when I too saw the peanuts all over the floor and produce. The home office was concerned enough to have the stores manager and district manager contact me shortly thereafter. (The deli dept was also re-educated after the call) I have not been back recently but I do have an interest because we are finally getting a Super Walmart very close to us and I would like to correct this problem there before it happens.
DO NOT be afraid to call ANY home office. Don't even hesitate or question this!!! I have been told this by many many managers and home offices. This usually works better than trying to address this situation on a individual store basis. IMO

Posted on: Mon, 12/01/2003 - 10:49pm
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Thanks! I will definetly call the Home Office today and I'll let you know what they have to say. So, after you called about your Walmart...you don't know if they removed the bin of peanuts from the store? Where is this Walmart located? You should take a ride just to see if they were that concerned that they fixed the problem. The Manager at this Walmart thought she fixed everything just because she moved the bin from the produce to the deli department! I'll keep you posted...
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Jake~ 4 yrs. old- PA
Sam~ 2 yrs. old- Not PA

Posted on: Tue, 12/02/2003 - 12:36pm
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I complained to Wal-Mart corporate about our local store having peanut bins. I saw persons eating peanuts from the bins and then shopping in the store.
These are gone now. But at the holidays, they have other open bins of nuts.

Posted on: Thu, 04/06/2006 - 12:58pm
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Yep..we got some cottage cheese (usually get it there for other family members) and saw the warning..makes me SOO mad.

Posted on: Thu, 04/06/2006 - 1:11pm
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cottage cheese. gimme me a break. how does that get processed near peanuts!
clear cut case of cya.
is this the labeling laws biting our (cy)a.

Posted on: Thu, 04/06/2006 - 2:26pm
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I saw an anchovie and I think walnut warning on a jar of walmart green olives! Strange...and maddening too!

Posted on: Thu, 04/06/2006 - 10:02pm
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I used to use their baking soda for cleaning, but it now has a "may contain" label. (I believe one of their pancake syrups has a label for anchovies....YUCK! That wouldn't be a problem for our family - allergy-wise - but just the thought of "fishy syrup" is too much!)

Posted on: Thu, 04/06/2006 - 10:09pm
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We used to buy the popcorn chicken in the deli and never had a problem. Then, a new SuperWalmart opened a couple of miles from the house and they have a huge allergy label on the front of the deli display window. I have not bought anymore popcorn chicken because of the warning. The chicken is probably fine, but I don't want to send mixed messages to my family.

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