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 Post subject: US products/ sesame
PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2011 10:39 am 
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Just a warning. Several products I've seen lately at Costco (I'm sure everywhere but that is where I saw them) have no statement for sesame but when I've called the companies they are in fact made in a sesame facility. This is of course due to the fact that sesame isn't a top allergen in the US.

Does anyone know if they will be required to label differently once our labeling laws come in affect or being a US product are they exempt?


NONNI at Costco has crutons and cruton style bagel crisps (not sesame safe).
Several frozen style foods I've called and they are not sesame safe (I know one was spring rolls)
Their 2 pack of flax seed -found in the vitamin section (not sesame safe)
Garden Fresh tortilla chips (found near the deli counter packaged in the brown paper bags)

and....
Rudolph's Rye Bread : Canadian product - called and is made in a sesame bakery /no may contain

SO REMEMBER: If a product is from the US be SURE to call before eating.

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Allergic to trees, grass,ragweed, feathers, dander, mold and dust.
Outgrew eggs, fish, shellfish


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 Post subject: Re: US products/ sesame
PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2011 8:50 pm 
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There is ncurrently no rules regarding may contain statements (AKA precautionary labels) it it 100% voluntary. They can label for some, all or non of the priority allergens. Health Canada is "working on it". At the press conference, I asked specifically about this. :mrgreen: The official answer is, a report will come "soon". A few months-maybe for Allergy Week in May? :scratchy

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 Post subject: Re: US products/ sesame
PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 8:00 am 
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Thanks Susan, I am hoping all products if made in Canada or imported will have to follow the upcoming 2012 labeling laws. I can't wait to just be able to the ingredients and know without a phone call or an email if the product is safe. Countdown to 2012........ :thumbsup
For now I'll say in the words of NEMO's friend, a wise fish named Dori (ok kind of her words)

.....just keep phoning, phoning, phoning, just keep phoning, phoning ......
(guess what movie DS watched last night) :lol:

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DD 12 yrs -no allergies
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.
Outgrew eggs, fish, shellfish


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 Post subject: Re: US products/ sesame
PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 11:03 am 
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The new label laws will have clearer labels for what the companies put into the product but not for the may contains.

We still have a ways to go.

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Husband: no allergies
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Cat: allergic to beef, pork and lamb


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 Post subject: Re: US products/ sesame
PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 12:32 pm 
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Question so if a product is made in another country and is imported here will it also have to comply with our label laws to be on the shelf?

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 Post subject: Re: US products/ sesame
PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 2:43 pm 
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Yes, if they want to sell here, they must comply with our label laws. That's my understanding.

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 Post subject: Re: US products/ sesame
PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 3:19 pm 
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Ah, I just worded my question wonky but that is what I was attempting to ask. :freak THAT is good news.

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DD 12 yrs -no allergies
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.
Outgrew eggs, fish, shellfish


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 Post subject: Re: US products/ sesame
PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 4:05 pm 
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It's like, they have to label in both official languages. They have to follow our laws. I think this is why HC wants to figure out something for the Brewers Association of Canada that complies with other countries' label laws.

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Husband: no allergies
Me: allergies to some tree that flowers in May
Cat: allergic to beef, pork and lamb


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 Post subject: Re: US products/ sesame
PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2011 9:33 pm 
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Thanks - that is very useful information.

Sometimes I purchase items when they have label warnings for other allergies - I made a false deduction that sesame would be included in products in Canada. I have ventured into Costco a handful of times and got some prepared food sealed in packages - because I thought their labelling was excellent. I will now always check the source country of product.

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daughter 2009: no allergies
daughter 2011: severe eczema, no allergies


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