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PostPosted: Wed Feb 02, 2011 1:17 am 
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Just read this on the McCain site regarding peanuts/tree nuts:

"Q: Do McCain desserts contain any peanuts or tree nuts?

A: We do not manufacture retail desserts that contain ingredients sourced from tree nuts or peanuts, nor are these ingredients brought onto our production floors although our plants and co manufacturing plants do not carry the title of being NUT FREE."

The products do not carry a may contain warning, which somehow implies safety (since they do label other may contains). I understand that they don't actually process nuts or peanuts, but I don't feel comfortable giving these products to my kids. It is SO HARD to interpret labels. Sigh.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 02, 2011 1:46 am 
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I hear ya and we're the educated bunch.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 02, 2011 3:52 pm 
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To put a "free" claim on a product is very scary for manufacturers. They assume more of a liabilty if they err. I suppose they don't track the source of their products to confirm they are nut-free.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 03, 2011 11:14 am 
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Yeah, people are really hesitant to put that "blank-Free" label on things because they are afraid of a lawsuit.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 03, 2011 5:10 pm 
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Michele, Yes, I agree. Which is why I want to tear my hair out when people who don't live with allergies say 'I checked the label, I'm sure it's fine'. :roll:

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 03, 2011 6:05 pm 
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We pack, and post at home, this brochure from http://aaia.ca/en/egg_brochure_en.pdf I find it ironic on the back of the hard copy is the Canadian Egg Marketing Agency. I have called them in the past to say thanks. It is a great thing to have a pamphlet on hand, people seem to "get it" then, both DD and I carry them.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 04, 2011 8:47 pm 
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Excellent pamphlet, I will print off a copy too. It does prove a point, even for allergies other than egg.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 05, 2011 11:14 am 
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I was very impressed with this pamphlet also. I too printed it and kept it close on hand, very clear and detailed but easy to follow/understand. We no longer need to avoid eggs but I do appreciate it when such thought is put into compiling allergy/health information.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 05, 2011 6:37 pm 
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Maybe the beer companies could learn a thing or two from the Canadian Egg Marketing Agency!
:rofl

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 09, 2011 7:29 am 
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From calling companies, the ones that say "Nut free" are usually the ones that restrict their staff in the lunchroom too. e.g., Cheecha told me employees may not eat nuts in the building and change clothes before going on the plant floor. Or a local small catering co where the owner won't even eat nuts at home!

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