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Oh and the other thing that really bugged me ó if heís got a grandson with a peanut allergy ó how could he have approved the tone of the ad in the first place??
The President of the National peanut board issued an apology. I saw it on Facebook posted by red sneakers for Oakley.. I canít find a link to post here (vacation brain and only have internet access on my phone today).

The apology is a head scratcher to me. He apologizes for the tone of the as they took, says he has a grandson with food allergies who thrives with nuts still in the house. The tone seems very conciliatory but the grandson piece doesnít sit well with me. I interpreted the message to be ...my grandson is fine around peanuts so everyone else should be too. Thatís my interpretation of what he said. He didnít directly say that but it irritated me. Sorry about no link. I wanted to post about it before I forgot.
Traveling & Restaurants / Re: Toronto
« Last post by DoubleAs on August 09, 2018, 10:56:30 PM »
Thank you, spacecanada!!
Traveling & Restaurants / Re: Toronto
« Last post by spacecanada on August 09, 2018, 01:16:33 AM »
"nut-free" labels have no standards here, and may include tree nuts and/or peanuts - or simply that they aren't blatant ingredients.  Peanut free does not automatically mean tree nut free, either.  (Many people incorrectly assume this.)  Always call to check for shared lines or facility if those are a concern for you.

Even peanut-free logos don't mean anything other than peanuts aren't an added blatant ingredient, and the manufacturer takes reasonable efforts to prevent cross contact.  So, something with peanut-free cannot also contain a 'may contain peanuts' claim.  But, those may contains statements are completely optional, just like in America, so they can use one and choose not to use the other, if that makes sense.  I see conflicting labels all the time, though (and report them to CFIA.) Certified gluten-free, made on shared equipment with wheat is the most common one, though I've seen nutty conflicts as well - super frustrating. 

I've seen varying reports on the Costco granola bars.  They're labelled peanut-free.  Some people claim they are also tree nut free whilst others say they are made in a shared facility with tree nuts.  Ugh.  Definitely call, though Costco's customer service is all CYA nonsense most of the time.  Fingers crossed you get clear answers to your specific questions. 

Dare products have very clear labels that they are produced in a PN/TN-free facility.

Three Farmers brand dried chickpea snacks are also free from top allergens, with incredible customer service - give them a call if you want to find out more. 

Anything from Superstore/Loblaws brands (no name, President's Choice) or IGA/Sobeys (Compliments brand) will have EXCELLENT customer service regarding allergen information: shared facility and shared lines details!  Never trust their labels, though - always call in. 

Another vote for Moxie's!!  They're super allergy-aware at eery location I've been to.  Ask to speak with the manager or chef.
Traveling & Restaurants / Re: Toronto
« Last post by DoubleAs on August 08, 2018, 09:34:22 PM »
Thanks, Ciel, for the fun ideas ó weíre getting really excited! And Candyguru, your post made me want to cry ó happy tears ó because thereís nothing my son would like more than to eat at a restaurant thatís new to him. We will check out Moxieís and New York Fries for sure, and from the article I found that Pizzaiolo can work as well. And we already were planning on Hype, so heís very excited.

We buy Made Good bars here in Chicago, but Iíll look for a Costco to get him some variety. Are you saying that the Costco chocolate chip granola bars are not made on shared lines? Iíll also look into the candy.

A quick question, when something is labeled ďnut-freeĒ in Canada, does this refer to tree nuts as well as peanuts?

Thanks again for all the help!!
Main Discussion Board / Re: Epi Shortage - Time Sensitive, Please read
« Last post by Ciel on August 08, 2018, 03:40:10 PM »
Iím due for a refill this month but mine are still looking good so Iím holding off because I know so many parents will be stressing out trying to get ready for heading back to school. Iím sure that is stressful enough on its own. But it is an uncomfortable position for me as well. I would willingly take a vial and syringe if it meant that a child could have an autoinjector for school etc. But why does it keep happening that we even have to think about making these uncomfortable decisions?
Congratulations.  Thanks for sharing this good news.
Main Discussion Board / Re: Epi Shortage - Time Sensitive, Please read
« Last post by SilverLining on August 08, 2018, 07:05:45 AM »
Iím glad you were able to get something.

Jealous, but happy for you at the same time.
Mfrs. & Packaged Food / Re: Goodbye Gluten
« Last post by GoingNuts on August 08, 2018, 05:59:35 AM »
Nice find!
Mfrs. & Packaged Food / Goodbye Gluten
« Last post by candyguru on August 07, 2018, 08:33:31 PM »
Goodbye Gluten has lots of great food products for those with allergies. It is located on Avenue Road just south of the 401 in Toronto.

I even found cookies and cupcakes there free of the top allergens (gluten, peanut, nut, dairy, egg, and legume free!)

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