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Posted on: Thu, 08/26/2004 - 12:59pm
mcmom's picture
Joined: 06/15/2004 - 09:00

erik, thanks for pointing that out. Yes, the warnings are (as far as I have seen) tree nut related. You're lucky you can still eat them! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] My ds will be missing the cookies (I will too!).
After I called Entenmanns last week, I sent them an email telling them how disappointed I was that I could no longer buy their products for my family. One of their reps called me and left me a message this afternoon saying she wanted to talk to me re my email. I'll be interested to see what she has to say when I call her back.

Posted on: Thu, 09/02/2004 - 1:12am
DebO's picture
Joined: 03/15/1999 - 09:00

I am just making up my new list for the school (one for peanuts/nuts only, one for peanuts/nuts and egg). I am heading out at lunch to check the local stores and will post my updated list when I get back (Canada Specific).
take care

Posted on: Thu, 09/02/2004 - 6:00am
kkeene's picture
Joined: 10/20/2003 - 09:00

Thanks Ded that will be great. As I am in Canada alot with my son.
I will work on a USA one the same way
Peanut free & peanut & Egg Free
& I will post my findings as well
I will be calling all manufacturers, so please give me a bit to get a responce.

Posted on: Thu, 09/02/2004 - 3:11pm
smartalyk's picture
Joined: 07/20/2004 - 09:00

Does anyone know for sure about the Dad's cookies (Canada specific)? I have this on our safe list, but have never bought them. The public health nurse told me today that there is a peanut warning on the package. Can anyone clarify?

Posted on: Thu, 09/02/2004 - 11:26pm
DebO's picture
Joined: 03/15/1999 - 09:00

I believe only the Dad's oatmeal chocolate chip are safe - nothing else.
So here is my "list" - add any corrections you feel are needed!
[b]NOTE this list is CANADA specific[/b]
[b]Safe, Peanut and Tree Nut Free Snack Suggestions
- Nutrigrain large bars are safe, but the nutri-grain mini bites Chocolatey Chip and mixed berry flavours will contain almond flour as of September 2, 2004
- Tim Horton

Posted on: Thu, 09/02/2004 - 11:54pm
turlisa's picture
Joined: 08/29/2004 - 09:00

I have been preparing a list to have at home for my daughter. The list that our school sent home for everybody only has a few items on it. I know at the very beginning I said it was unreasonable to ask parents of nonPA children to check all lables, but ironically, now that I am aware, I do just that [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
But..... knowing how confusing some lables are to you, imagine how they can be to us.
I bought a package of snack bags of cheezits. I see that the allergy warning specifies Milk & Wheat, but in the ingredients I see soybean and/or cottonseed oil. safe or unsafe?

Posted on: Fri, 09/03/2004 - 12:45am
DebO's picture
Joined: 03/15/1999 - 09:00

HI Lisa
Soy and peanut are related legumes and avoiding soy or not is a comfort issue. In our case, my daughter has never experienced any problems with soy and it is not something that we avoid. Other families may choose to avoid soy even though there is no history of an allergic reaction "just in case".
In my personal opinion, the risk of another child who is allergic to peanuts only having a reaction because your non-allergic child is eating something with soybean oil in it would not be an issue for me. Of course, this would change if the other child were actually allergic to soy.
Good luck with the labels - you do get pretty good at it after a while!
take care

Posted on: Fri, 09/03/2004 - 1:00am
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Deb O., thank-you SO much! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
I can now use your list to provide it to the kids' new school. I really appreciate the time and effort you put into this both years, Deb.
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Sat, 09/04/2004 - 12:16am
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Deb O., I wanted to thank you again. The kids' new school had asked for an "unsafe" snack list which I find impossible to do. Your up-dating of this list has made it so that I just have to copy it and e-mail it to the principal over this week-end. I really appreciate it.
The entire document itself I find quite helpful and always wish the school would send the whole thing home, but also recognize that parents (all of us) are overwhelmed with paperwork at the beginning of the school year. It's just that it is such a comprehensive piece of work and also because of the lunch tips it does give people (I don't think my children would know what to do if I packed them something different each day). I would LOVE to pack the different lunch ideas that this list has.
At any rate, thank-you again because I do have to get this e-mailed over this week-end and I really appreciate the time and effort you put into it, both last year and this.
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Sat, 09/04/2004 - 1:10am
erik's picture
Joined: 05/15/2001 - 09:00

Nestle Rolo is also safe [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]


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