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 Post subject: Bulk nuts in food stores
PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 11:59 am 
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I ran out last night to pick up a few things at Sobeys and one of their employees was putting the large bin of nuts into smaller bins and than moved on to stock the fruit!! When I got home I wrote a letter to Sobeys and this is the response I got back!!

Thank you for contacting Sobeys Customer Care and sharing your comments regarding your shopping experience at Sobeys xxxxxx store. We regret to hear of your disappointment with our product offerings and shelf stocking procedures.
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> Our stores are not considered a nut or other allergen ingredient free environment. Loose nuts are part of our Merchandising Program and will continue to be sold in our stores. While contamination precautions are observed whenever possible, we also rely on our customers to take the extra precautionary measures while shopping in respect to their allergen concerns.


WOW ....now I am really ticked! We can take all the extra precautionary measures but it is not going to make a difference! Should they be more careful with the nuts or is it just me.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 1:41 pm 
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Location: Montreal, QC
I'm sorry they didn't take your concern more seriously.

I think they should be more careful. I agree, as people living with allergies, it's our responsibility to take all necessary precautions with foods, but dealing with loose nuts and fruits at the same time is so easy to prevent!!!

I would try contacting the store manager directly, maybe he'll be more open to your opinion. Good luck!

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 9:26 pm 
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Location: saskatchewan, canada
I thought this previous thread might be of interest to you

http://www.allergicliving.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=383

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Self - penicillan, eurithromiacin, mild laytex allergy.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2008 10:45 pm 
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Thanks saskmommyof2 I didn't see that thread before.

It is sad when the companies that sell us our food don't have and rules about handling our food!!


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2008 9:04 am 
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I think that it is completely irresponsible from those stores to
1. act that way and
2. respond that way!

I would contact the store manager - probably he is more understanding!


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 05, 2008 11:49 pm 
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I would never ever trust bulk foods anyway just because I have witnessed people using a scoop for one thing and then the same scoop to get something else. This isn't just one time, this is many times. Post allergy I have never and will never buy bulk!!! Way too risky!!! :shock:

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