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PostPosted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 11:35 am 
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i saw an add for it yesterday, it was freaking hilarious too!! at the end it said that all Mars bars made in canada will now not come in contact with nuts, i thought of this board when iheard it


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 8:11 pm 
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Isn't that a great ad?

I am hoping that this ad and the one from Quaker also presently playing will inspire other companies to follow suit, and create a trend in advertising.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 10:07 pm 
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what about quaker? my work muffins are supplied by them and i know that they are not nut safe that's for darn sure


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2006 10:04 am 
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I am talking about their line of peanut-free granola bars. They have a tv ad where they show peanut-free signs at different places.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2006 11:53 am 
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oh okay, right i've seen those... i dunno why i don't think of the granola bars i think of oatmeal and muffins when i think quaker and the muffins is only cuase they've put SO MUCH signage at my work it's hard to miss


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Just got this info with the Anaphylaxis Canada newsletter:

In response to consumer demand, Effem Inc. now offers "Mars Peanut-Free" which is produced in the company's peanut-free facility in Newmarket, Ontario. The company recently completed a two-year commitment to overhaul this manufacturing facility.

We encourage consumers to read the ingredient list and to contact Effem Inc. directly for more information about the product and their allergen management practices:

Consumer Response Tel: 1-888-709-6277
Email: 01.consumer.affairs@effem.com


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2006 10:38 am 
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This is a great move by Effem, but the emphasis on peanut-free makes me wonder if they're not making the same claim for tree nuts.

Has anyone called and asked them about whether or not there are traces of tree nuts in the new Mars bars?


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2006 2:30 pm 
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Andrea - see http://www.allergicliving.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=974 for a related discussion.

They can't say "nut-free" because they cannot test for all types of nut.

See also http://certification-allergie.com/index ... &courriel= for more details about this.

K.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2006 8:25 am 
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Thanks, Karen!


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