bringing candy back from canada with the SARS problems?

Posted on: Wed, 04/23/2003 - 8:52pm
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We have a friend taht is from canada and is going to be traveling home and always brings us back a kit kat stash... my husband is concerned because of sars, I say it is wrapped and we have many products that come into the usa from canada. What do you guys think??? toronto is where they are going

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Posted on: Wed, 04/23/2003 - 9:46pm
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I wouldn't be worried at all.
Quebec so far has been free of SARS and we have plenty of kit kat bars here ;-)

Posted on: Wed, 04/23/2003 - 10:53pm
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Yes.. all the Kit Kat bars are made in Toronto and exported across Canada and there are no problems.
SARS is not out in the general population spreading everywhere.. the cases have all been linked to the initial exposures at Scarborough Grace Hospital so if you stay away from hospitals you are fine. I buy Kit Kats and am fine [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Wed, 04/23/2003 - 11:19pm
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SARS isn't only in Toronto Canada, it IS also in the US.

Posted on: Wed, 04/23/2003 - 11:35pm
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Thanks I new erik would be up on the candy!
it was not an issue for me, it was for my husband. I think it was an issue for him because The Boston Red Sox have a game up in Toronto so it has been all over the sports news as to what the team should and should not do..

Posted on: Thu, 04/24/2003 - 12:41am
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Just wanted to add one piece of info that might help your hubby accept Canadian candy.
The news said the SARS virus only lives on surfaces about 24 hours. Since the bars are individually wrapped that means - eat them the second day [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img]

Posted on: Thu, 04/24/2003 - 1:48am
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We have plenty of kit kats here in Newfoundland too, with not a single known SARS case! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img]

Posted on: Fri, 04/25/2003 - 6:29am
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We are eating all the foods, and (chocolate bars) that we have always eaten. No problem.
All the cases linked to SARS have had direct contact with the Scarborough Grace Hospital.
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