You are viewing Allergic Living Canada | Switch to United States

Talking Allergies

* FAQ    * Search
* Login   * Register
It is currently Mon Sep 01, 2014 8:02 am

All times are UTC - 4 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 2 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: peanut-free labels
PostPosted: Sun Aug 09, 2009 8:16 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sat Sep 16, 2006 6:50 pm
Posts: 205
Location: Ontario, Canada
Many products are labelled " peanut-free". Am I safe to assume that they are also nut-free , unless there are nuts listed in the ingredient list or a "may contain" warning?

_________________
daughter: 6 years tree nuts, peanuts


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Aug 09, 2009 8:25 pm 
Offline
Site Admin

Joined: Tue Mar 22, 2005 11:17 pm
Posts: 6456
Location: Ottawa
Nope! You can't assume anything except what they say.

If a product contains one of the top 8 priority allergens, they are required to list it but they are not required to list may contains (it is voluntary and not yet regulated). They do not need to state what allergens are run on the production lines or are in the facility.

If a company is only concerned about peanuts and tests for peanuts, they will not make declarations regarding other allergens but that doesn't mean they don't use them in other products and the line might have become contaminated.

It's best to call and inquire about the companies policy.

_________________
Moderator
Daughter: asthma, allergies to egg, milk, peanuts, tree nuts, most legumes (not soy) & penicillin. Developing hayfever type allergies.
Husband: no allergies
Me: allergies to some tree that flowers in May
Cat: allergic to beef, pork and lamb


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 2 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 4 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group