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PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2006 9:46 pm 
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Location: Gatineau, Quebec
PRESS RELEASE (October 17, 2006):

Peanut Free-dom!
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Go nuts with Mars(R) Peanut-Free Just in Time for Halloween
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TORONTO, Oct. 16 /CNW/ - It's easy to get caught up in the fun of
Halloween, planning costumes and choosing decorations, but for parents with
children who have peanut allergies, it can be the scariest night of the year.
It's time to get allergy aware!
Mars(R) bars are now peanut-free, just in time for Halloween. Over the
past two years, Mars(R) has made a significant investment in their Newmarket
plant, removing all traces of peanuts, making Mars(R) Peanut-Free the first
regular-sized chocolate bar in Canada to become peanut-free.

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See
http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/arch ... c7544.html for the full release.

I'm likin' the people at Mars, I have to say... :)

Maybe we should all pitch in and buy a box for Bill Carroll. :lol:

K.

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- DS1 (12 yrs): allergic to cashews, pistachios, Brazil nuts, potatoes, some legumes, some fish, pumpkin seeds; OAS
- DS2 (1o yrs): ana. to dairy, eggs, peanuts; asthma


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2006 2:03 pm 
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Location: Winnipeg
I'm sure everyone else is already aware of this, but just a quick reminder that although Mars bars are peanut free they do contain egg white (and dairy too, I think). So still not safe for us.
My husband was so excited about all the peanut free press that he almost offered one to my sons :shock: .
Nevertheless it sure is good to see companies taking a step in this direction!

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1 son allergic to eggs, peanuts, green peas, chick peas, lentils and tomatoes
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1 son allergic to eggs, and has outgrown peanuts
Both with many environmental allergies, asthma and eczema


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2006 3:35 pm 
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Location: Burlington, Ontario
Awww, sorry about that twinmom. I hope your little ones still get to enjoy some treats at Hallowe'en.

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12 year old - asthmatic, allergic to tree pollen and mold, OAS
Husband - Allergic to amoxycillin
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 19, 2006 11:56 pm 
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We're in the same boat with my youngest, and my oldest doesn't like them. LOL. But I agree - at least they are taking a step in the right direction, and should be applauded for that.

K.

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- DS1 (12 yrs): allergic to cashews, pistachios, Brazil nuts, potatoes, some legumes, some fish, pumpkin seeds; OAS
- DS2 (1o yrs): ana. to dairy, eggs, peanuts; asthma


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