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PostPosted: Fri Apr 16, 2010 6:38 pm 
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A few of the local McDonalds have little containers of peanut butter & jam out during breakfast (where the ketchup & napkins are..), and often they are still out at lunchtime. McDonalds is very good about providing allergy info, and the only peanuts are prepackaged for icecreams, although some of the desserts have a may contain warning. I realize that peanut butter is out there in the world, but it's stickiness unnerves me. Should I talk to a manager, write to head office, or just say nothing? I do assume that the whole world is a potential hazard, and wipe down hands & surfaces before eating anything. What do you think?

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 17, 2010 7:26 am 
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Sigh* :roll:
Yes, you have to assume that all food surfaces are contaminated. Even if they clean the table, they'll use the same cloth several times before getting a new one. This means they are smearing the allergen around.

We bring wipes in travel clamshell cases (we purchase them by the case and divide packages up amoungst several travel cases. We use them liberally to clean the table and dd's chair. Then, we use them to clean our hands.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 17, 2010 8:09 pm 
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Hi Susan,

Can you tell me what these are:

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travel clamshell cases


Also, what type of wipes are you using that you are able to buy by the case? We are using Wet Ones (fragrance free) which I've found are the least expensive at Walmart ($2.97 for 40 wipes).

Thanks!

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 18, 2010 7:42 am 
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Hi Julie, we buy the box of wipes from Walmart. I think it is about 9$ and has 6 or 9 large packages of wipes inside (can't remember exactly right now). You find it in the baby section where the diapers are. Superstore also has a box of wipes with several large individual packages inside. The size that would fit into a baby wipe tub.

The clam shells I think Susan is talking about are the small rectangular diaper bag style hard plastic baby wipe cases. ???? I think.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 18, 2010 7:44 am 
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You can buy baby wipes in the tub size or in the travel size (these are called clam shell containers-no idea who started the name)
Over the years, we have been caught short, when out and had to make a purchase of wipes. We now have an assortment of these travel containers.
We purchase wipes by the case now. You tend to get a tub and several packages of wipes to put in the tub. We divide them amoungst the travel containers and keep them in the car, in my bag, by the door...
Alternately, you could simply place several wipes ina zip lock baggy!

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 19, 2010 11:29 am 
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Thanks!

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 19, 2010 12:36 pm 
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the "walmart brand" (don't remember the name...) wipes that I buy are found in the pharmacy section and not the baby section for some odd reason.

But to answer the first question of the toppic... I think you should just take your precautions when there. Unless a place posts a sign that they are fully peanut-free you should always expect some peanut butter to be accessible, especially around breakfast. It's like milk in coffee, you have to take your precautions around people drinking and spilling coffee (it's really crazy how people are sloppy when drinking coffee! :roll: )...you can't force Tim Horton's to not use milk...

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severe allergy: milk, carrots, pineapple, kiwi
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