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Posted on: Fri, 04/05/2002 - 3:02am
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Cayley's Mom, also, excellent that you got a lot of new members to take part in this. I think the Take Action part of the board might seem overwhelming or frightening to a newcomer, but when you look at the people who have posted above, it's mostly newcomers.
smack, did you get any response from Nabisco in Canada?
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Fri, 04/05/2002 - 3:11am
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Joined: 03/02/2000 - 09:00

Sent mine. Cayley's Mom, thanks for spearheading this!

Posted on: Fri, 04/05/2002 - 3:32am
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Joined: 05/07/2001 - 09:00

I've also sent in my two cents regarding their new product. Isn't it wonderful how many snacks there are out there with peanuts?...Not only am I concerned with where they will manufacture these new cookies but I'll also be concerned that my son (who is only two) may someday mistake the p.b. oreo for a safe oreo. Oh well, our list of snacks is shrinking at a rapid rate. Every time we go to the store something else has a may contain warning. I just want to SCREAM sometimes.
Okay, I feel a little better now. Really though peanut butter Oreos?

Posted on: Fri, 04/05/2002 - 3:53am
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Joined: 10/04/2001 - 09:00

I sent my email yesterday.
I called Nabisco this morning, and was told that the new peanut Oreos would be made on dedicated lines. Has anyone else received this reponse? I couldn't help but get the feeling that the rep was really sick of answering this question all day, and just wanted to get me off the phone.

Posted on: Fri, 04/05/2002 - 4:51am
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Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

If anyone has actually spoken to a Nabisco rep and wants to share the info with Chris by phone or e-mail, please contact him at 207-766-5292 or [email]"Chris@PeanutAllergy.Com"[/email] . I have also sent Chris specific threads (such as the one in the Manufacturer Forum) where Joanne, Heather2, etc, detail their conversations with Nabisco reps.
We're getting conflicting info from them now - we need to know, bottom line, will regular Oreos stay safe? If not, the media needs to know.
[This message has been edited by Cayley's Mom (edited April 05, 2002).]

Posted on: Fri, 04/05/2002 - 6:07am
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Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

I called Nabisco today and was read the "form" answer. I did ask if they had considered a dedicated line and was told they are reviewing the possibility but the only way to know will be to call back in the future and ask. I also asked the shelf life of the cookies in the store and was told the
4 boxes I bought were good through mid-May. I was hoping to stockpile but I guess not if they don't have a long shelf life. My mother also called and was given the same "form" answer I was. You could tell the people are reading the information to you. The girl I spoke with did mention they have had many many calls about this issue! So keep up the good work!

Posted on: Fri, 04/05/2002 - 7:15am
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Joined: 11/14/2001 - 09:00

Katie's mom,
You could probably freeze them if you wanted to stockpile.
If they start labelling reg.oreo's as "May Contain" in the States and not in Canada....
I wouldn't feel right about giving them any of my money for their cookies.
This just hits a sore spot being Oreo's are a big part of a Peanut/tree-nut allergic child and every kid likes them, and it's one of the safe snacks that all of the parents can buy to bring to our peanut/tree-nut free school.

Posted on: Fri, 04/05/2002 - 8:04am
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Joined: 05/15/2001 - 09:00

I added my comments too at the Nabisco web site. I will also write a longer more detailed letter. I also believe sending real letters in the mail will make a big imapct, as it did with Nestle Canada.
I read in the news that you will be producing peanut butter OREOS soon. Will the regular OREOS still be safe to eat? I have a peanut allergy, and want to check if the regular OREOS will continue to be made in a peanut-free environment.
If regular OREOS will have a risk of cross-contamination of peanuts, this will prevent peanut allergic individuals from purchasing them, and they will be banned from peanut free schools & classrooms.
My question is will the production of peanut OREOS be on a dedicated line so that regular OREOS will be safe, or will regular OREOS now be off-limits for peanut allergic individuals.
I urge you to continue to make regular OREOS in a peanut free environment as those with nut allergies are limited in the selection of foods available to them. As well, if regular OREOS are no longer safe, your sales will drop as the thousands of North Americans with nut allergies will no longer be able to buy this product, or have it in their homes, or take it to their classrooms.
Thank you.

Posted on: Fri, 04/05/2002 - 11:33am
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Joined: 07/05/2001 - 09:00

I too sent my letter to Nabisco. Hopefully they will listen to the plight of our letters and keep dedicated lines. My son won't touch a home made cookie so we're doomed if they don't stay dedicated.
best wishes,
Renee [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img]
[This message has been edited by Renee111064 (edited April 05, 2002).]

Posted on: Fri, 04/05/2002 - 1:09pm
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Joined: 04/05/2002 - 09:00

I haven't been on in a long time. ( and I had to reregister, cause I forgot everything )Just stopped by to check in and saw this awful news! Sent an email to Nabisco. Keeping our fingers crossed here. I don't want to have to tell my son that these cookies are not safe now!


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