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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 12:32 am 
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http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/story/2012/01/27/bc-starbucks-allergy.html?cmp=rss

Gosh, I hate reading the comments on these things....


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 11:32 am 
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It's hard to believe she didn't check the label. Starbucks had the item properly labelled, there's nothing more they could have done. I think it is a good reminder to check the ingredients EVERY time.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 7:12 pm 
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She may be a doctor, but I think she needs to tune into the Allergic Living magazine and/or website to get educated! I'm stunned that someone with her credentials would be so careless managing her allergy. I agree with Becky, Starbucks didn't do anything wrong.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 10:33 am 
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I agree, rule #1...read the ingredients! I mean it was actually listed :freak . All this does is emphasis and validate the belief many have that the allergic community is unreasonable and expecting preferential treatment when we are NOT...we just need adequate labeling and then we know not to eat what isn't safe.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 11:13 am 
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I think she makes a good point that it is a reminder that we cannot get complacent and assume that a product is always safe at a chain. I know that my daughter does that and it is difficult to get her to always check...

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 5:37 pm 
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Warning! If you have an allergy, do not eat the parfait at Starbucks!
Remember this story?
viewtopic.php?t=4256

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