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PostPosted: Sun Aug 09, 2009 10:08 pm 
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We are going our holidays to Amsterdam and are looking to find some bread that does not contain traces of sesame or nuts. Does anyone know of a brand?

Also does the language labelling laws include "may contain traces of" in the Netherlands?


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 9:36 pm 
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The laws in Europe require the identification of 11 allergens I believe. They also include celery and one other one.
Anyway, my experience in Belgium was that labelling was great on prepackaged food, but most bread was freshly made in bakeries where nuts and sesame seeds abounded so - DS had no bread for 3 weeks. We found a brand of health food that was gluetn free and they made some corn crackers that were excellent and he got his quota via those and brekkie cereals.

Lots of contains at the end of ingredient lists and they were usually bolded.

We did really well - even had some frites and waffles in Bellgium.

Food rand that was very aware of allergens and readily available was Valpiform'.

Have fun and good luck!

Stefanie

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2009 12:04 pm 
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stefteach wrote:
The laws in Europe require the identification of 11 allergens I believe. They also include celery and one other one.

Stefanie


I believe the other allergen identified is mustard.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2010 3:31 pm 
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Thanks! We're back so quick update. - There was no luck on the bread front - however we found we were able to buy wraps (those soft packaged tortilla shells) - and those worked well for making sandwiches on the move.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2010 9:21 pm 
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Isn't it great to travle almost like normal people??? :rofl

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2010 10:39 am 
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Which company did you chose to fly to Amsterdam?
KLM , Air Transat
I have to choose between those two, any suggestion?
Thank you


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