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Posted on: Tue, 07/18/2000 - 2:32am
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Joined: 04/29/2000 - 09:00

pHello! Not sure about Mississauga but are some in Hamilton and Toronto for sure! There is a lady on here named Kathryn that could give you the info for the Hamilton one, they meet every six weeks if you don't mind the travel./p

Posted on: Tue, 07/18/2000 - 2:34am
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Joined: 04/17/2000 - 09:00

pThanks for the info about the McFullers. I should have contact McDonalds myself before making my last posting. I have since contacted McDonalds and I got the same info. McFlurrers are safe. Boy do I fell silly. I have also sent an E-mail to the Nu Connexions people. Hopefully they will update their site also./p

Posted on: Tue, 07/18/2000 - 2:47am
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pMeganC, I wouldn't feel silly about posting information that was incorrect. You got it from the source that is supposed to be keeping up-to-date on Canadian labeling as far as [url="http://www.cadvision.com/allergy"]www.cadvision.com/allergy[/url] is concerned and as far as Steve at [url="http://www.nuconnexions.com"]www.nuconnexions.com[/url] probably feels too. It's really positive that you e-mailed him the correct information. If you feel silly about this, I should definitely feel something worse for posting totally false information on the "may contain peanuts" thread. I thought that manufacturers in Canada were legally required to put the "may contain" label on products and then found out, only through that thread, that they're not! You can imagine how absolutely awful I felt to have posted incorrect information. But, I'm also glad because it clarified the situation re labeling and I now have figured out how to deal with it. Never feel silly in here, we are all trying to wade through piles of information, a barrage of information if you will, and figure out what works for us and our children and lead normal lives at the same time! It was good of you to come back in and post the correct information when you found it and also good that you contact [url="http://www.nuconnexions.com"]www.nuconnexions.com[/url] so Steve can up-date his site. That's more than a lot of people would have done./p

Posted on: Tue, 07/18/2000 - 4:03am
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pNova Scotia - Department of Education - "individual school boards and schools develop their own policy on the issue". Again, another province that is not as progressive as the province of P.E.I./p

Posted on: Tue, 07/18/2000 - 6:43am
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Joined: 01/23/2000 - 09:00

pI have not written a formal letter to my MP, I spoke to him in person. However, we can draft a letter that is simple, informative, clear and concise./p
pI'll start working on one this week, and then we can post it. For suggestions or comments, please email me!/p

Posted on: Tue, 07/18/2000 - 2:26pm
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pPlease see under Schools - Prince Edward Island Province Wide Policy. It's absolutely fantastic!/p

Posted on: Tue, 07/18/2000 - 3:29pm
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Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

pI just found an excellent article in the Canadian magazine "Today's Parent". It is in the December/January 2000 issue, and it's called "Nut Case - Has Peanut Paranoia Gone Too Far?" by Dinah Clarkson. Once I find out how to receive back issues of this article I will post it on the Media thread. Meantime, it includes some excellent resources regarding PA in schools, which I will list here:/p
pAnaphylaxis: A Handbook for School Boards. To order a copy e-mail at [email]admin@cdnsba.org[/email] or phone CSBA in Ottawa at 613-235-3724/p
pAnaphylaxis in Schools and Other Child Care Settings. This report is available online at [url="http://www.oma.org:70/phealth/allergy.htm"]www.oma.org:70/phealth/allergy.htm[/url] or phone the Allergy Asthma Immunology Society of Ontario at 416-633-3108/p

Posted on: Tue, 07/18/2000 - 3:37pm
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Joined: 04/10/2000 - 09:00

pbaby bri's mom,Hi ,I think you are right about that.We've been eating icecream from mc donalds for so long I don't know what I would tell my daughter if she couldn't have one{or myself]I'm going to double check again though just so I know for sure.br /
Not to change the subject but I had seen a icecream in the IGA last night called Ben and Jerrys {since 1998}.they had no may contain on the lable but did have ome that contained peanut.I called them about it and they said it was because they feel their products are safe,schedualing is done to see there is no cross contamination so they can clean their machines and they feel their products are safe for everyone.I told him I don't feel safe giving my daughter any thing in the same line as a peanut and wouldn't buy any.I asked why they we're not lable may contain and he said the same thing ,that they feel it is safe. So anyway hope that the mc donalds posting about nuts is wrong......thx/p

Posted on: Wed, 07/19/2000 - 1:39am
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pCayley's Mom, I did see the Today's Parent article you've mentioned. They did have some good contacts at the end of the article. It would be really good if you posted it under Media. Personally, I thought the article was okay because it was extremely well balanced and showed different parents' "comfort zones"br /
but I was extremely offended by some of the wording they used. I did pass the magazine on though to someone to help educate them re PA so it must have been okay. I've actually been trying to get in touch with them for about a month re said article to find out who the contacts were at the end of the article.br /
If you could post those even, if would be great./p

Posted on: Wed, 07/19/2000 - 7:05am
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Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

pCindy, I listed the contacts at the end of the Today's Parent article above, in my post. The other contact was the Calgary Allergy Network, [url="http://www.cadvision.com/allergy"]www.cadvision.com/allergy[/url] which I have already seen posted several times./p


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