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Posted by: GoingNuts
« on: Today at 08:39:58 AM »

I'm with you, SL.  Much easier on everyone.
Posted by: hezzier
« on: Today at 05:43:26 AM »

The place my sister and I went for a pedicure yesterday asks if you have any nut allergies before they use their finishing spray (some sort of almond oil spray).
Posted by: SilverLining
« on: Yesterday at 10:29:20 PM »

I donít need the contact info.

Was speaking to the bride today. She said she was talking to the caterer on the weekend, asked a few questions and said she didnít think it was safe for me.

The buns they buy do not have sesame seeds. And the bride knows that means nothing.  The bride actually buys buns from the same bakery and knows they do have products with sesame seeds. However, it is completely fine for me to bring my own food.

Iím fine with this. I do not want someone attempting to be sesame free. They think they get it....but they donít. Rather than feeling upset or let down.....I felt relief.
Posted by: Macabre
« on: June 14, 2018, 12:33:02 PM »

Thatís awsome!
Posted by: SilverLining
« on: June 13, 2018, 09:33:26 AM »

At a bd-party she brought cupcakes that she said were a peanut/nutfree bakery. And she actually said ďI know you might not feel safe without contacting them yourselfĒ.

Absolutely awesome family. So, Iím really hoping I feel safe with them after contacting myself.
Posted by: Macabre
« on: June 13, 2018, 08:41:47 AM »

Since she tried, what I would do is eat beforehand and fake it at the wedding. Or mostly fake it and have one or two things that would be very unlikely to be XC.

But itís very cool she thought of you and cool that youíll be able to contact the company.
Posted by: SilverLining
« on: June 12, 2018, 09:37:50 PM »


I'm normally anxious to try new things or call new companies, for it usually means a frustrating or sad/depressing experience when they cannot provide adequate allergen information or they say their product isn't safe, so I rarely attempt to try anything new.  Calling and emailing companies is exhausting, but sometimes it's worth reaching out to see if something new is safe -- because when it really is safe, it's exciting. 

And yet, I'll still only try the new food at home, with my husband present, and low activity planned for the following two to four hours -- at least the first few times I try it, until I am confident it's ok.

I could have posted this.

~~~

We have a wedding coming up. The brides mom told me she picked the caterer, someone she knows, because it is peanut and sesame free.

Sounds great...but Iím going to have to get the contact info and drill with questions. The wedding is not close to a hospital. I mean, it is not in a city. Nearest town has no hospital. Not sure if nearest hospital has an ER.

The original plan was I would bring my own food. I liked that plan better.
Posted by: PurpleCat
« on: June 12, 2018, 05:50:57 PM »

We are amazed and it really is sad that we are, that more companies don't get it or don't want to.  So happy you found some new fun safe food and treats!
Posted by: spacecanada
« on: June 12, 2018, 11:51:32 AM »

Aaannnndddd.... another company I contacted (Nutiva) just emailed me a multi-page well-written PDF with each of their products, all ingredients, and a list of all top allergens produced in shared facility with each item.  I think I've hit an allergy-friendly jackpot this week: we're adding many new foods to the pantry! 

I'm normally anxious to try new things or call new companies, for it usually means a frustrating or sad/depressing experience when they cannot provide adequate allergen information or they say their product isn't safe, so I rarely attempt to try anything new.  Calling and emailing companies is exhausting, but sometimes it's worth reaching out to see if something new is safe -- because when it really is safe, it's exciting. 

And yet, I'll still only try the new food at home, with my husband present, and low activity planned for the following two to four hours -- at least the first few times I try it, until I am confident it's ok.
Posted by: GoingNuts
« on: June 12, 2018, 06:38:18 AM »

That is amazing, SC.  Really.  :heart:
Posted by: spacecanada
« on: June 11, 2018, 11:55:45 PM »

Great: I've been chatting all evening with the owner of a local candy factory and sweet shop.  SHE GETS IT.  Her candy factory is completely free from peanuts, tree nuts, gluten (including wheat), corn, artificial colours, and a few other ingredients.  She is sending me lists of ingredients, brands she uses, links to allergen information, her own procedures to keep the factory safe, etc.  She's even wiling to change brands of an ingredient to make her products even MORE allergy-friendly.  (One brand she uses has a cc risk for potato.)  Then, she invited me into her factory this weekend to discuss everything, show me around, etc.  It's truly magical.  I might cry in the candy store on Saturday if I can have a 100% safe treat. 

Another win: a local Canadian company emailed me back with complete transparency on their product, even cautioning me against some of their flavours with seasoning made off-site where there could be potato cross contact risk.  I emailed them back with constructive remarks on how to make their packaging more allergy friendly (instead of saying 'nut-free', say 'manufactured in a facility free from peanuts, tree nuts, and the other top allergens not found in their facility) and they're considering it.  Wow, it's amazing to see companies that truly care and want to better themselves for the benefit of everyone. 

And then there's the giant companies that refuse to reveal allergen information; it's infuriating when they cannot give you a simple answer (even if I'm willing to wait a week for an answer).  And so, we try to find these smaller companies that make better products and have better transparency.  It's a win-win. 
Posted by: Janelle205
« on: March 27, 2018, 11:09:19 PM »

Is it just me, or does everyone else get really ticked off about all the suggested 'food pranks' for April Fools?

Not funny.  Even if you managed to 'trick' me with something that wouldn't kill me or make me very, very sick, I would never ever trust that person ever again.
Posted by: TwoDDs
« on: February 28, 2018, 04:09:39 PM »

Here here!
Posted by: GoingNuts
« on: February 28, 2018, 12:39:38 PM »

 :thumbsup:
Posted by: Macabre
« on: February 28, 2018, 12:25:05 PM »

:)