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Posted on: Mon, 11/06/2006 - 7:10am
Gail W's picture
Joined: 12/06/2001 - 09:00

Quote:Originally posted by Peg541:
[b]Sheesh you'd think Campbells themselves would want to know....... I guess that is a pipe dream. [/b]
Peg, Campbell's asked me for the code on the bottom of the can. Maybe they will test it.
Quote:Originally posted by Peg541:
[b]Glad your daughter is OK.[/b]
Thank you. I figured you could relate to my situation.

Posted on: Mon, 11/06/2006 - 8:08am
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Joined: 12/14/2005 - 09:00

Quote:Originally posted by Gail W:
[b]I got another can from the same lot. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] I sent the original opened can that Mariah ate from plus the new unopened can to the lab. They wanted both so that they could compare lot numbers. Phew. . . They will get it Wednesday. I'll let you know what I find out.
Hi Gail,
I hope you find some answer as to why she reacted. I'm anxious to hear what the results are. How is Mariah doing?

Posted on: Mon, 11/06/2006 - 9:21am
Gail W's picture
Joined: 12/06/2001 - 09:00

Quote:Originally posted by lmw:
[b]For those who have had reactions to Campbell's soups - are they the red/white condensed soups or the larger, fancy don't-dilute ones? Could there be a difference in the ingredients?[/b]
In our case, it was the Campbell's condensed soup (10.5 ounces I believe) with the signature white and red label.

Posted on: Mon, 11/06/2006 - 1:28pm
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Joined: 04/16/2005 - 09:00

So for those of you who have had/children who have had a reaction: do you/they typically react to other legumes like lentils?
This might be important info to have.

Posted on: Tue, 11/07/2006 - 1:40am
Gail W's picture
Joined: 12/06/2001 - 09:00

Quote:Originally posted by McCobbre:
[b]So for those of you who have had/children who have had a reaction: do you/they typically react to other legumes like lentils?[/b]
Nope. But it's possible that she's developed a new allergy to them though. My hunch is that the soy protein concentrate is cross contaminated with peanut. But I'd predict that our allergist will be suggesting some further SPTing on Mariah.
Update: A rep from Campbell's "Consumer Response Center" who works in the "Special Procedures Unit" called this morning. She asked me to send in the can for testing at their lab, which is located in-house at their "World Headquarters". I told her that I had already sent it to the FARRP laboratory at the University of Nebraska for testing.
I gave the Campbell's rep the contact person and phone number of the FARRP lab. Then I called the FARRP lab and requested that they save/send the can to Campbell's after they complete their testing.
I also requested Campbell's to test another can from that same lot.
In our conversation, the Rep stated that no similar reactions have been reported to them.
[This message has been edited by Gail W (edited November 07, 2006).]

Posted on: Tue, 11/07/2006 - 5:24am
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Joined: 03/14/2003 - 09:00

Glad you found another can so you can get it tested!

Posted on: Tue, 11/07/2006 - 5:24am
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Gail W., wow, what a lot to go through! First of all, I don't think it's unusual that you threw the can out.
I can only highly commend you for following up with both FAAN and Campbell's because I know when a reaction has happened with Jesse, I'm thinking about the reaction and then thinking about getting the food OUT of the house (i.e., garbage). Not thinking further about sending the food to be tested or reporting it to anyone or anything. Wondering if that's why Campbell's may not have any other reported reactions on file?
I also think especially if it has been a lot time between reactions, you just wouldn't think about saving a can (or not placing it in the trash - I put my soup cans in the recycle while the soup is heating so therefore before it's eaten and any reaction may occur).
I appreciate your post because it is a wonderful reminder to all of us that when our child has a reaction, we have a duty, I think not only to our PA child, but to the PA community to report the reaction (to someone) and also send the food for testing.
I have reported reactions to Anaphylaxis Canada (posted about here), but I've never sent food for testing and I do think that's very very important.
So, thank-you. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Tue, 11/07/2006 - 7:28am
Gail W's picture
Joined: 12/06/2001 - 09:00

Thank you Cindy. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
I agree. When this happened with Mariah, I remembered Carefulmom's situation that she posted about here. Carefulmom's DD had reactions to Van DeKamps rolls and the company stated repeatedly to her that there was no milk. She sent it for testing and there was, in fact, undeclared milk. Reading her thread made a big impression on me, so much so that I remembered to pull the can out of the trash. I think reading about situations like this does help us to remember what we can do. At least it did for me.
BTW, the laboratory in Nebraska does not charge [i]anything.[/i] It's a service they offer free of charge. All you do is go to their website and download their form to indicate what you want the sample tested for. But you must call ahead so that they can give you the details, including if you need to send it on ice and overnight it. So it only costs the price of postage (only around $8 for me since I didn't need to overnight it). The woman at the laboratory has been really, really wonderful. Here's a link: [url="http://www.farrp.org/analysis.htm"]http://www.farrp.org/analysis.htm[/url]
Now the FDA, on the other hand, has been impossible to reach. I've left 3 messages. . . 2 at my 'area office' and another one at their headquarters. No one has called me back.

Posted on: Tue, 11/07/2006 - 1:18pm
MommaBear's picture
Joined: 09/23/2002 - 09:00

Quote:Originally posted by McCobbre:
[b]So for those of you who have had/children who have had a reaction: do you/they typically react to other legumes like lentils?
Odd things started happening to my oldest cub when eating certain Campbell's soups. We quit using them. I attributed it to a "cross contamination" issue involving lentils (he has had anaphylaxis to them) or some other legume. He also has aversions to several other legumes and projectile vomitted across the dinner table when I placed refried beans (Old El Paso) on his plate.
Could all be coincidence, no advice, but wondering how the lab results will return...
Give Mariah a hug from me and the cubs. (Boochie sends a slobber. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] )

Posted on: Wed, 11/08/2006 - 1:43am
Gail W's picture
Joined: 12/06/2001 - 09:00

Quote:Originally posted by MommaBear:
[b]Could all be coincidence, no advice, but wondering how the lab results will return...[/b]
The lab is able to test for peanut plus almond, hazelnut, and pecan. Mariah is very allergic to walnut, but the lab does not offer testing for walnut. Nor any legumes.
Quote:Originally posted by MommaBear:
[b]Give Mariah a hug from me and the cubs. (Boochie sends a slobber. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] ) [/b]
Will do. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]


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