From: dr_jeff on
Marsha wrote:
> Coffee's For Closers wrote:
>> In article <hck3av$8hr$1(a)news.datemas.de>, mas(a)xeb.net says...
>>> zeez wrote:
>>>> Recall Roundup: Extra Scary Edition
>>>> By Laura Northrup, 1:00 PM on Sat Oct 31 2009, 2,234 views
>>>> Kroger Hazelnut Spread - undeclared peanuts
>>>> Dove Caramel Pecan Perfection Ice Cream - undeclared peanuts
>>
>>
>>> Unless I'm missing something, this is just stupid.
>>
>>
>> As I understand it, peanut allergies can result in serious reactions
>> to very small amounts. So affected people need accurate info about
>> the ingredients.
>>
>
> I'm thinking if it's called Hazelnut Spread or Pecan Perfection Ice
> Cream, common sense would tell you it probably has nuts in it, although
> it could just be flavoring.
>
> Marsha

One could be allergic to peanuts without being allergic to hazelnuts,
too. So the concern is valid.

Jeff
From: Cindy Hamilton on
On Nov 3, 7:28 pm, dr_jeff <u...(a)msu.edu> wrote:
> Marsha wrote:
> > Coffee's For Closers wrote:
> >> In article <hck3av$8h...(a)news.datemas.de>, m...(a)xeb.net says...
> >>> zeez wrote:
> >>>> Recall Roundup: Extra Scary Edition
> >>>> By Laura Northrup, 1:00 PM on Sat Oct 31 2009, 2,234 views
> >>>> Kroger Hazelnut Spread - undeclared peanuts
> >>>> Dove Caramel Pecan Perfection Ice Cream - undeclared peanuts
>
> >>> Unless I'm missing something, this is just stupid.
>
> >> As I understand it, peanut allergies can result in serious reactions
> >> to very small amounts.  So affected people need accurate info about
> >> the ingredients.
>
> > I'm thinking if it's called Hazelnut Spread or Pecan Perfection Ice
> > Cream, common sense would tell you it probably has nuts in it, although
> > it could just be flavoring.
>
> > Marsha
>
> One could be allergic to peanuts without being allergic to hazelnuts,
> too. So the concern is valid.

Naturally. However, anyone who is allergic to peanuts but not tree
nuts
ought to be aware that any facility that processes tree nuts probably
also processes peanuts. If I had a life-threatening peanut allergy, I
probably wouldn't eat nuts of any kind. It just wouldn't be worth the
risk.