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Posted on: Sun, 04/22/2001 - 3:25am
PeanutTrace's picture
Joined: 03/14/2001 - 09:00

Holy Moly! I've been off line since last Sunday, my daughter has been very very ill with pneumonia, and we could not find an antibiotic that she could tolerate without full body hives. It's been a stressful week and we're not out of the hot water yet although we seem to have just found an antibiotic that she's tolerating. Keeping our fingers crossed. ...but I can't believe this about nestle! Yikes! If I can muster some time away from her I'll get right on it, and send it off to all on my contact list. Please pray for us! ...she's very sick!!

Posted on: Sun, 04/22/2001 - 4:39am
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Joined: 04/13/2001 - 09:00

Hi peanutrace, hoping and praying your daughter is feeling better. Keep thinking positive thoughts!
This Nestle issue is all I've been working on this weekend.

Posted on: Sun, 04/22/2001 - 5:15am
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Joined: 10/04/2001 - 09:00

Peanut Trace - I've been rather spotty on the boards myself due to a very crazy week, so I just read about your daughter. Hope she is feeling much better!
Here's my letter to Nestle:
I am deeply saddened by Nestle's decision to change manufacturing processes with regards to peanuts. I am American, and for years I have relied upon Canadian friends to supply my son with Smarties. They were one of just a few candies that he could eat safely, and now they have been taken away from him as well.
I sincerely hope that Nestle will revisit this issue. Until that time, my family will not be consuming ANY Nestle products.

Posted on: Sun, 04/22/2001 - 9:09am
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PeanutTrace, you know that every voice that is heard counts. However, given the circumstances with your daughter, I wouldn't worry about this right now. Worry about your daughter and everyone here can take care of the Nestle action.
Please keep us up-to-date about how she's doing, if you can.
My thoughts are with you!
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
[This message has been edited by Cindy Spowart Cook (edited April 23, 2001).]

Posted on: Sun, 04/22/2001 - 11:55am
CarolynM's picture
Joined: 03/27/2001 - 09:00

I have just sent off an e-mail. I hope it helps in some way.

Posted on: Mon, 04/23/2001 - 1:45am
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Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

Here is a copy of the e-mail my husband sent, through the [url="http://www.nuconnexions.com"]www.nuconnexions.com[/url] site:
I have to say that I am completely floored by your decision to discontinue Smarties, Aero, Coffee Crisp, etc. as peanut free products. I think the marketing people at Nestle are going to be searching for new employment in a couple of years.
Here's how I see it:
Nestle Canada estimates 1.5% (low) of the population are allergic to peanuts/nut products. This translates to about 500,000 people. A reasonable assumption would be that each Peanut allergic person is directly connected with at least 2 to 5 people which affects what these other people purchase as food products. Therefore, between 1.5 to 2.5 million people are directly affected by peanut allergies. These numbers are only expected to increase in the coming years.
You cannot believe that you will be increasing your consumer base by following through with this hare-brained idea. In fact, I think you will see a decline in sales of your products whether there is an allergy warning or not. The (allergic) public will see this as a stab in the back and many will probably shun all Nestle products. This is BAD consumer relations!
Unless this decision is overturned there will be no more Nestle products in my family's cupboards.
Scott *****
Here is a direct link to the site, where Steve at nuconnexions recommends, and provides instruction for, copying [email]Chris@PeanutAllergy.com[/email] with your e-mails.

Posted on: Mon, 04/23/2001 - 1:50am
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Joined: 05/09/2001 - 09:00

Here it myy letter to Nestle (which I followed up with a phone call) and their form letter reply!
Thank you for taking the time to let us know how you feel about Nestl

Posted on: Mon, 04/23/2001 - 4:28am
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Anonymous (not verified)

Another PA parent sent me this list of Canadian specific Nestle products. I thought it was very interesting because I didn't realize how far spread Nestle was (I know that didn't sound right, but I think you know what I mean). I just thought I would post it here so we all can recognize who we're dealing with.
Chocolates and Candy:
After Eight, Baby Ruth, Bit O Honey, Butterfinger, Chunky Goobers , Alpine
White Chocolate, Nestl

Posted on: Mon, 04/23/2001 - 5:25am
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Joined: 01/28/2001 - 09:00

I just wanted to vent since i see that many people do that in here! I am so frustrated with Nestle's decision and have done what I can to let them know my frustration. I have been trying to get my friends to call Nestle and support my quest only no one seems to really care. I get laughed at over how enraged I am and nobody is taking me seriously. Can anyone offer any advise on how to get through to these thick skulled people and make them realize the seriousness of this decision. I want to make a difference but cannot even make my friends understand the cause. This is really upsetting me. Please let me know about all the support you have been receiving so that I can rest a little easier. People need to be educated about peanut allergy....and fast!!

Posted on: Mon, 04/23/2001 - 1:42pm
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Anonymous (not verified)

Concerned about Allergy, first of all, welcome! Yes, we do certainly vent here! I don't know if this will make you feel any better or not, but the only support I got from a group e-mailing I did asking people to contact Nestle was from other PA parents/people and from one older gentleman.
No one else - friends or family has done a thing. My Mother has said that I can send an e-mail on her behalf (she is older and I completely understand her request so it's not a problem).
I spoke with Jesse's doctor and nurse last week in the doctor's office re this and although the nurse has a PA/TNA daughter and the doctor said that he can only buy Chapman's ice cream because his children play with a PA child that is quite close to them, they both didn't appear to take me too seriously and I'm darn sure they didn't visit the Nestle website and e-mail a complaint.
SOME people do look at you as if you are deranged or a raving lunatic.
However, on the up side, there are many people working on this Nestle "thing" and they are receiving tremendous support.
If your child is newly diagnosed and your family and friends are just beginning to get educated about your child's allergy, that may be part of it. But, I've found that with certain people, family members sometimes more than others, education just isn't in the cards and they really just do not give a toss.
I had e-mailed Jesse's Aunt, who has three daughters, Jesse's cousin. No response. For her, life will still be fine because her daughters will be able to continue to eat Smarties no problem so why should she care that her nephew can't?
His paternal Grandmother, when told about the Nestle decision didn't comprehend why my DH and I would no longer be able to consume Nestle products ourselves. The notion of a peanut/nut free home is beyond her comprehension. I would never even try to get her involved.
Again, if it does make you feel any better, I ALWAYS find my most support re anything to do with PA on this board and with the many PA parents/people that I have become friends with off-the-board. Otherwise, it's just not in some people's natures to understand something that they don't think is ever going to happen to them.
Now, I would like to see some people post in response to you that do have wonderful family and friends as I know there are many people here that do have that great support, for which they and their child are very fortunate.
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]


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