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Posted on: Tue, 07/11/2000 - 2:54pm
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pAdditional information about life-threatening allergies and their management may be obtained from the Allergy Asthma Information Association at [email]AAIA.national@sympatico.ca[/email]/p

Posted on: Tue, 07/11/2000 - 3:28pm
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pPlease see thread under Main Discussions re Adult Epi for 5 year old. My LAST post has information from manufacturers of EpiPen and EpiPen Jr. in Canada and their cut-off weight. The cut-off weight for an Epipen Jr. to an EpiPen is 33 POUNDS (some people thought I was getting pounds confused with kg. but just because I'm Canadian doesn't mean I understand the kg. thing). At any rate, there is a post there that hopefully clarifies something I ended up questioning for days and yet originally knew the answer for anyway (from the doctor and pharmacy, not myself)./p

Posted on: Tue, 07/11/2000 - 4:30pm
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pCheck out under Labeling new thread titled Canadian Labeling. I'm getting really confused and a bit concerned but I'm also fairly clear that we are labeling differently and more clearly. I also know that I posted somewhere on this site, information on what exactly was to be looked for when looking at labels in Canada re food, but I forget what thread I was in. Help!/p

Posted on: Fri, 07/14/2000 - 4:35pm
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pCheck out [url="http://www.nuconnexions.com"]www.nuconnexions.com[/url] to see whether major manufactuers are labeling their products correctly or not. I was under the false impression that Canadian manufacturers were legally required to label their products correctly and attach the "may contain" label to products when they were run on the same line that a peanut product had previously been run on. This is untrue. It is up to the manufacturer whether they put labeling on or not. Great, eh? (and what would a Canadian thread be without the word eh?). Anyway, the site mentioned above has a really good start for both Canadian and American labeling and questions./p

Posted on: Sun, 07/16/2000 - 4:37pm
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Joined: 04/10/2000 - 09:00

hi redtuck,hi cindy,br /
I was just reading the feed back on the 'may contain'posting .Presidents choice...I guess thats not a safe product to buy.That blows me away because my cuboard is sometimes filled with their products{macarnoi and cheese,crackers etc.}br /
I'd also like to mention that my daughter is not old enough for school yet but I am going to mabye look for preshcool which will be fun because most that I have called told me she can eat in a different room and she should stay home when there is a party with home brought teats.Well I don't think so.How about a peanut free daycare at a gym.I have tried several recenters and they alow snacks.One that I did mention the problem with allergies to did put a sign on their door that they should TRY to avoid bringing peanuts into the room.Getting there I guess.....ka I'll stop yapping.br /

Posted on: Sun, 07/16/2000 - 4:39pm
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Joined: 04/10/2000 - 09:00

pI should really check my typing before I send these threads off..sorrey,how silly/p

Posted on: Sun, 07/16/2000 - 5:35pm
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pTaniaN, welcome to the Canadian thread! It isn't meant to insult anyone from other countries but to try to get all Canadian information gathered together. redtruck thought the thread was dying out but simply by posting that, I think it started it's life again. I did have my son, when we were in Toronto, in a "pre-school" type class where he went for 8 Saturdays or something in a row. I simply advised them beforehand of his allergy and made sure that he had his epipen with him. He was 2-1/2 at the time. We never experienced any problems. But, since that time, he has had 2 more severe reactions so our "comfort zones" have also changed. He has now just finished JK and I was basically ignorant on how to deal with the school when I went in for my meeting last fall. I went over the emergency procedure and what to look for in a reaction. I worked really closely with his teacher. This summer, I have to gather all educational information I can to present to the principal, School Council and probably Fundraising Committee. It seems to get more complicated as they first venture out into the world and then hopefully it settles down a bit again. I'm fortunate re the labeling thing that I usually always buy regular brand stuff, i.e., Kelloggs, etc. I've never considered the store brand products "safe" and yet, have not had a reason not to except that many of them did have "may contain" on their labels. Now, it's a whole new thought process I'm going through and I'm trying to figure out if I have to contact all manufacturers that I buy food from to see what their actual policy re labeling is. To tell you the truth, I find it overwhelming and I really don't feel like doing it. That must sound awful! redtruck has posted a really good response, I think on one of your threads re "may contain peanuts" about containing our M.P.'s and I think that will be my next letter to write. I was under the false assumption that manufacturers, in Canada, were legally required to label their products "properly". And, I've been under that assumption for nearly 3 years now. I am not pleased. At any rate, if you check out the [url="http://www.nuconnexions.com"]www.nuconnexions.com[/url] site, you'll find information regarding the different companies, including grocery store chains and perhaps you'll find your info re Loblaw no name food right there. Also, this thread isn't meant to keep us separate from other people. I find that I often post info on other threads and then think that I should have posted it here too because it was specifically Canadian pertinent. Anyway, you never need to apologize for spelling, etc. and certainly not for going on too long. Look at the number of posts I have and they haven't asked me to remove myself from the list yet! Although I do have this paranoid thing happening that I think if people see my name posted beside a post they won't read it because they know they'll be in for a long missive. At any rate, welcome. I've found the site, although sometimes overwhelming and addictive, very support, and I have made contacts with people that have helped me deal with different things that come up re PA that no one else seems to understand. It's a great site!/p

Posted on: Mon, 07/17/2000 - 3:24am
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Joined: 04/17/2000 - 09:00

pCindy, Thanks for the link to the Nu Connexions. Very useful inforamtion. I just was reading it and had to post that McDonnalds McFlurry's are no longer considered Safe. (I could just cry..its a special treat we've been giving our Daughter after her soccer games.) This is what's stated on their site "McFlurry products in Canada are no longer consideredbr /
"nut-safe" as an icecream alternative, as the boxes containing the ingredients mixed with the frozen yogurt state that they are packed in a facility that processes nuts." This was updated May 2000.br /
This information is wrong..Please see Message below... /p
p[This message has been edited by MeganC (edited July 18, 2000).]/p

Posted on: Tue, 07/18/2000 - 1:38am
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Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

pHi All, /p
pFirst timer here.br /
I also live in Canada, Mississauga./p
pI just wanted to let you know that I called the McDonald's head office here in Toronto at 416- 443-1000. and asked them about the ice cream. The Customer Relations Department supervisor told me "the ice cream is safe for PA people and that it is manufactured in a milk plant - as long as you can drink milk you can have the ice cream. As well, she mentioned they do not sell frozen yogurt - the product they sell is frozen ice milk. This was the first time she heard the rumour that it was unsafe./p
pI would suggest if you still want to set your mind at ease that you give them a call - I prefer to speak to the headoffice as opposed to the individual store managers./p
pBy the way - does anyone know of any PA support groups in Mississauga???/p
pThanks -/p

Posted on: Tue, 07/18/2000 - 2:18am
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pBaby Bri's Mom, there is a Support Group heading in the discussion groups. I don't think I've checked it out thoroughly simply because I know there wouldn't be a support group where I am in Stayner. Also, welcome!br /
I find that I use this site as my support group because I can use it any time day or night and I have found much information, support, caring, encouragement, etc. on this site that I haven't found elsewhere./p


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