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 Post subject: No Name Products
PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2010 11:28 am 
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I hope someone can help me out here. I've e-mailed Loblaws re: their No Name products, but haven't heard back yet.

I've never really thought about my allergies when it's come to canned and frozen veges, but now it's got me wondering: what else do they process on their lines? Do I have to worry about a stray pea getting mixed in with the corn or green beans? And then I found out that most of the NN stuff is actually processed overseas. My allergist has warned me not to consume ANYTHING that comes from overseas because they don't have the strict product management nor the labelling requirements we have here in North America.

The same with Unico. I always buy their red kidney beans for chili and white beans (dried) for homemade brown beans.

I don't think I'm being too paranoid here - I REALLY HATE epinephrine injections!! :evil: And that whole trip thing to the hospital? Yeah, that's always fun. :happydance

So if anyone can give me any info, it'd be much appreciated! :lol:

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Allergic to peanuts, peas, cats, dust, ragweed, trees & grass (pollen season)
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 Post subject: Re: No Name Products
PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2010 1:16 pm 
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I have had the exact concerns regarding frozen veggies. Our son will eat corn like crazy, then I'll open a new bag and he spit it out every time I try to feed him. Sometimes if I open a new bag of that same veggie he will then eat it again. He's too young to tell me but I often wonder if peas etc. were processed on the same line and different batches have more detectable trace?????? In a way I see this as 'fair enough' as green peas etc. aren't top allergens, I just can't wait for the little man to talk so I know what is going on sometimes. :scratchy

As an infant his allergies were discovered I never fed him ANY bought baby food. I called Heinz and they did say that as lentils/green peas are in so many of their varieties the chance of trace would be very high. They clean very thouroughly but as peas and lentils are not top allergens the same requirements aren't in place (understandibly). Heinz did inform me that the fruit was processed at a different plant so it would have no veggie/meat contamination.

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4 yr old DS - asthma/eczema Anaphylactic to Peanuts, all tree nuts, sesame , all pea/lentil legumes, gelatin.
Allergic to trees, grass,ragweed, feathers, dander, mold and dust.
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 Post subject: Re: No Name Products
PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2010 11:06 pm 
No Name/President's Choice is AWESOME on the phone.

Call and give them the barcode and they will tell you if it is:
- in the product
- on the same lines
- in the same facility

I call all the time from the grocery store.


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 Post subject: Re: No Name Products
PostPosted: Tue Feb 16, 2010 7:33 am 
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Yep! Use the courtesy phone at the customer service desk.

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 Post subject: Re: No Name Products
PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2010 9:14 am 
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Thanks, everyone! :D

I have started using the 1-800 number and they've been fabulous. Everything's been good with the peanuts, but they don't have info on peas since it's not a top 10. So I guess I won't be eating any of their canned/frozen veges.

I did get an answer from Unico:

-----Original Message-----

Sent: Friday, February 19, 2010 10:14 AM
To: consumer.services@unico.ca
Subject: Unico Feedback Form

Below is the result of your feedback form. It was submitted on Friday, February
19, 2010 at 10:13:52

Comments: I am allergic to peanuts and peas (snow peas,
chickpeas, green peas). Is there risk of contamination for the
red kidney beans, pizza sauce original, tomato/spaghetti sauces?

No there is not. You are safe to eat these products. :happydance

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