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Posted on: Fri, 02/16/2007 - 1:00am
Kathy L.'s picture
Joined: 07/30/1999 - 09:00

I recently read a warning label that said "May contain allergens not listed in ingredients." Like what? Bee venom? Penicillin? I hate this CYA labeling!

Posted on: Fri, 02/16/2007 - 1:40am
ajas_folks's picture
Joined: 04/28/2000 - 09:00

Quote:Originally posted by krasota:
[b]It's not surprising. Haven't you noticed how many different varieties of frozen veggie dishes there are now? Green beans almondine, stir fry mixes with noodles & sauce, broccoli with cheese sauce, etc.
Actually, no. I had not really noticed this partly because I buy virtually NO convenience items from frozen food section -- so I often go months without ever going down those aisles. I've also been living in a MUCH smaller community for past few years, so the selections/offerings in those stores were more simple.
Time to pay attention to how much more glop there is out there to buy, I guess! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/eek.gif[/img]
Anyone wanna teach me how to QUICKLY French cut my own green beans (from fresh)?? Time to splurge on that mandoline (sp?) I've wanted for years now? [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img]

Posted on: Fri, 02/16/2007 - 8:29am
gw_mom3's picture
Joined: 02/14/2000 - 09:00

Quote:Originally posted by ajas_folks:
Anyone wanna teach me how to QUICKLY French cut my own green beans (from fresh)?? Time to splurge on that mandoline (sp?) I've wanted for years now? [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img]
I'm sure I've seen some gadget to french cut green beans-maybe in a Chef's catalog (they have a website [url="http://www.chefscatalog.com"]http://www.chefscatalog.com[/url] or something like that). I didn't pay much attention since we like the fat cut ones in the can.

Posted on: Fri, 02/16/2007 - 9:03am
Christabelle's picture
Joined: 10/03/2004 - 09:00

Wal Mart is so cheesy in general, this is just another reason for me to avoid it. Shopping there gives me the creeps, anyway.

Posted on: Sat, 02/17/2007 - 7:52am
craftyk's picture
Joined: 04/29/2005 - 09:00

Christabelle - you crack me up! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
I noticed too Walmart puts warnings on EVERYTHING.. even if it doesn't make sense. (Watch - it will be on the soda soon) It's definitely overkill... and protecting their butt. I am done shopping there for food.

Posted on: Sat, 02/17/2007 - 8:11am
ajgauthier's picture
Joined: 04/13/2005 - 09:00

Quote:Originally posted by krc:
[b]Thanks for the heads up! I've also started noticing small mystery reactions to veggies lately. I thought she might be developing an allergy to all legumes. Hmmm...
I was surprised a few months ago when I saw a may contain warning on Trader Joe bagged lettuce.
Guess it goes to show, we really do have to double check EVERYTHING!
You know, I called them on that (the Monrovia, CA office) and they said it had to do with how the veggies were packed and sorted. I asked specifically about their baby spinach. I was told that the plant that handles packing the bags also packs bags of peanuts/nuts and there is a chance for a bag of peanut/nuts to explode or break open. Since, the lettuce/spinach bags have micro-holes for the veggies to breathe...peanut/nut dust can get in.
So...not really CYA by Trader Joes...just informing the consumer. I appreciated what she told me, and I no longer eat the spinach.
30-something survivor of severe peanut/tree nut allergy

Posted on: Sat, 02/17/2007 - 8:17am
TwokidsNJ's picture
Joined: 05/28/2005 - 09:00

Some of the bags of lettuce/spinach come with little bags of nuts to put on your salad...so this makes sense to me.
Bummer though!


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