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Posted on: Fri, 04/20/2001 - 8:59am
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I also got the same response from Nestle's as everyone else did.
Cayley's Mom, yesterday when I suggested on the board that we stockpile Smarties and gave the shelf life, it was only because my head had exploded and I was not thinking clearly.
It is not my intention to do this at all and I will be joining a boycott of Nestle products along with many others. Sometimes when my head explodes I do not think rationally immediately and I do hope that most people would recognize that I wouldn't continue to support Nestle's by stockpiling.
Also, in none of the group e-mails I did last night regarding this "issue" did I suggest to any PA parents/people or friends/family that they should stockpile Smarties. If I was of this believe truly, that would certainly have been the appropriate forum in which to do so.
I've already told Jesse that Smarties will be unsafe, and yes, we probably will get some before the label is automatically slapped on, but as soon as the label hits, that's the end of Smarties for us.
I did want to make this clear as I felt my exploded head comment, although I can understand why people may think that some parents would do this, is not something I would do and was just typed out in anger. I'd like that recognized, especially because, like a lot of other people yesterday, I spent the better part of the day and into the wee hours of the morning working on this "issue".
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

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
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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 - 11:12am
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Wow, this really breaks my heart! I know that I do not live in Canada but Morgansmom graciously sent us 3 bags of the Smartie snack size packs at Halloween. They have been our life saver in this house! Whenever we attend a function and we don't feel safe about their desserts or treats we always have a box of Smarties tucked into the diaper bag. I was about to ask again for someone to kindly mail us some Smarties...but now I am in such a daze of frustration and anger that I don't know what to do. How frustrating for those of you Canadians who have taught their children that these candy bars are safe. I will also be writing to them tonight!!!

Posted on: Fri, 04/20/2001 - 3:15pm
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Cayley's Mom, NO, the angry face was at Nestle for sending me, and everyone else, a form e-mail. This is SO unlike how they just dealt with me two weeks ago re their ice cream.
I had told the rep yesterday on the phone that maybe we should all buy Nestle stock now, stockpile the safe candy, and then dump our stock as soon as the labeling came out.
He didn't find me amusing! LOL!
It would actually be nice if we could get cases of it from Costco so that our children could have "safe" candy for awhile longer.
But again, since I've already told Jesse that Smarties are "unsafe", I don't want to confuse him. This is especially important because he has just started reading food labels. That's why I can't even buy the ones that will be "safe" for the next eight months with the "may contain" label on them. It would involve explaining to Jesse and I really think he took it rather well yesterday so I'm going to leave it be.
Then, of course, once my head had stopped exploding, I recognized that those bugs shouldn't profit by this at all!
Oh, and in speaking with the CSR yesterday, I did ask him about the bottle of Nestle's Nesquik liquid syrup in my 'fridge that I had gotten the telephone number from and if it was "safe" because there is no labeling to indicate otherwise. NO!!!!! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/mad.gif[/img] [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/mad.gif[/img]
I believe he said something about it being imported from the U.S. (another company doing this!), but I haven't been able to check the label again to-day.
I actually have walking pneumonia right now so that's why I'm not too active right now, just active enough last night to e-mail as many people as I could and get my stuff done re this.
Also, I believe Katiee posted this somewhere else - her e-mail address. It's also under a thread re Nestle. I urge EVERYONE to contact her! She is working on setting up a website re Nestle, has flyers printed to go to her children's school this week re Nestle and is trying to organize an on-line petition. I strongly urge everyone to contact her.
Steve Kinsley at [url="http://www.nuconnexions.com"]www.nuconnexions.com[/url] has also sent Nestle a wonderful e-mail and has also posted information on his website re Nestle and I believe he provides a link also.
He may even be providing a sample of his e-mail.
You do not know how many people have contacted me within the last two days re this, and most of them American. Everyone is really doing their part on this. I don't know if we're going to be able to get them to change their decision, but, my soul, our voices are going to be heard!
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Fri, 04/20/2001 - 4:11pm
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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