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Posted on: Fri, 04/20/2001 - 9:34am
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Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

Cindy - I wasn't even thinking of your comment when I typed my letter, and I had to go back to read through the thread to find out why you thought I aimed this comment at you. Then I found it - I wrote "some groups are recommending stockpiling". If you look at Chris's post in the Alerts Forum, that's exactly what he suggested we do!
Also, it's a knee-jerk reaction - our safe supply is being depleted so the instinct is to hoard. In fact, that's the first thing my DH said when he heard the news - "Better stock up!". It wasn't until later that the realization set in that Nestle really ticked him off, so NO WAY was he going to buy more candy from them.
So, no, my comment wasn't directed at you, and I hope you're not offended! Was that mad face directed at me or Nestle?
What I wouldn't give to know exactly how many e-mails Nestle has received on this issue already... I also love Sue's comment in another thread - S.O.S. "Save Our Smarties" - Sue should be an advertising writer, LOL! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
[This message has been edited by Cayley's Mom (edited April 20, 2001).]

Posted on: Fri, 04/20/2001 - 9:35am
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

Dang! Double post!
[This message has been edited by Cayley's Mom (edited April 20, 2001).]

Posted on: Fri, 04/20/2001 - 4:11pm
ImStillSharon's picture
Joined: 02/28/2001 - 09:00

I'm sure I'll get a form letter as a response but this is a copy of the email I sent off today ....
April 21, 2001

Posted on: Sat, 04/21/2001 - 4:30am
Tina123's picture
Joined: 04/13/2001 - 09:00

I just received a response from Anaphylaxis Canada. They are preparing their correspondence to Nestle and will be posting it on their website later on today.
They also suggested our children should also write letters to Nestle. Something personal. My PA son is only three but he can draw a picture of himself eating Smarties and we'll mail it directly to Nestle. My older son non-PA, will write a letter on behalf of his brother.

Posted on: Sat, 04/21/2001 - 12:39pm
mamabear's picture
Joined: 04/02/2001 - 09:00

I am also very disapointed with Nestle. Just a suggestion to everyone is to send a request to every one on your e-mail address list with Nestle's html and ask that they also fire an e-mail off to Nestle. The more the better. Let's keep our fingers crossed.

Posted on: Sat, 04/21/2001 - 1:33pm
California Mom's picture
Joined: 07/14/2000 - 09:00

Just thought I'd share the e-mail I sent to Nestle. (I got the same form letter back, as did everyone else.)
Dear Nestle Canada,
>Please, please reconsider your decision to no longer produce chocolate candy
>which is safe for the peanut and nut allergic consumers. I am truly begging
>you to realize the impact your decision will have on millions of people,
>both inside and outside of Canada.
>My six year daughter is allergic to peanuts and tree nuts. She was so
>incredibly delighted to receive a package of your safe chocolates in the
>mail, from a Canadian family we had "met" on Peanutallergy.com. My daughter
>has been savoring the candies, and still has some Smarties, Kit kats, and
>aero bars left. She has even stated many times that she would like to move
>to Canada, so that she could buy these safe treats any time, in the grocery
>I am just devastated to hear this news. As crazy as it may sound to you, I
>have actually been thinking about how wonderful it would be to take a family
>vacation to Canada. Part of the joy for me would be to know that safe
>chocolates were available for my daughter.
>Please consider all of the consumers who will no longer purchase your
>products, before you go ahead with this plan.
>Sincerely, Miriam ******
>Mountain View, California U.S.A.

Posted on: Sat, 04/21/2001 - 10:56pm
torontonaomi's picture
Joined: 04/22/2001 - 09:00

I spoke with Lois at Nestle (extension 6501) who informed me that she has a peanut allergic daughter and thus could empathize with me regarding Nestle's egregious decision. She advised me to send my correspondence directly to the President of Nestle. His name is Keith Conklin and he may be reached at the Sheppard Avenue West office in North York.


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