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Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Peanuts are deadly!
I just blogged about Five Guys and I wanted to say something else about them that really impressed me. I have a client who is 2 years old and is allergic to peanuts. I have to be extremely careful about what I fix for him. Bless his little heart. He is not only allergic to peanuts, but eggs too. When I cook for him I read tons of labels if I buy any processed foods. So I wanted to give a huge KUDOS to Five Guys for their policy about peanuts.
While I am not allergic to peanuts I applaud the restaurants to who post notices to let everyone know they have peanuts and use peanut products. I did notice that just inside the door of the restaurant, there were stacked boxes of peanut oil. Then, there was another sign posted on the door about peanuts as you leave.
I realize that some may think of this as self serving to avoid lawsuits, but I still think this is a great idea.


10 Comments:

At 1:54 PM, Blogger michelle said...

After 'meeting' all of these people through blogging - like you, your nephew, shauna and gluten free girl, and more...it's soooo important for places to explain and to let their patrons know what's in their food...it's even hard sometimes at grocery stores. Bravo to five guys!

 
At 3:36 PM, Blogger vlb5757 said...

I had never seen this before so I was very pleased to see it. I have to be responsible about my milk intolerance and if I order something and have a little discomfort that's my fault, but for people who could die from it, I am sure it makes it easier for them to see that sign and then leave. I am sure my clients will NEVER eat there with their family.
I know Shauna has problems with the wheat eating in public. My gluten free client had a horrible time with it and struggled every time she ate out. So postings like this make me happy

 
At 9:26 AM, Blogger michelle said...

Nov. 5, 2005

Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday deeearrrrr Vickie,
Happy Birthday to youuuuuuu....

...and many mooooorrrrre....

:) Best wishes for a very pampered day!

Michelle

 
At 5:22 PM, Blogger vlb5757 said...

Thank you and I did have a lovely day with hubby going to do something that I wanted to do and then I got two really great gifts from Hubby and youngest son. It was a nice day. Now tomorrow I have to clean house. RATS!

 
At 10:18 PM, Blogger Dawn said...

First (and most importantly), Happy Birthday! (Hope I'm not TOO late.)

and Second, I agree with you on the food allergy notices. It may be self-serving on one hand, but to all of those people who read those signs and are saved a lot of pain, they could care less, I'm sure!

 
At 10:19 PM, Blogger Dawn said...

Wait, that sounded funny. What I mean, is that they don't care if it could be self-serving on the part of the restaurants/stores. Not that they don't care about the notices. Boy...this sounds like a comedy of errors. :-)

 
At 10:21 PM, Blogger Ilva said...

HAPPY BIRTDAY!! I've been reading Michelle and I KNOW what's going on in your life!!

 
At 9:44 AM, Blogger vlb5757 said...

SoCal, I gotcha! I know that it is for law suit purposes that the peanut sign is posted but I am sure that the folks who are allergic to peanuts don't really care; it saves their lives.

Thanks for the card. I did have a lovely day and hopefully will get a post up here sooner or later about what I did for my birthday. You guys will all think it's pretty funny. I know when I called my mom and told her what I was up to she thought I had lost my ever lovin' mind!+

 
At 8:07 AM, Anonymous LIsaSD said...

My daughter is allergic to all nuts EXCEPT almonds...isn't that weird? It's a serious thing though...I took her to a DROP-OFF KIDS cooking class at Sur La Table, and would you believe they had those kids preparing and eating peanut butter cookies? Fortunately, my daughter and another little girl were mature enough to speak up for themselves, but what if they weren't? I sent a note to SLT corporate noting that they might want to exclude peanuts from kids classes in the future...

 
At 10:27 AM, Blogger vlb5757 said...

Lisa, I can't even begin to know how awful that whole experience could have been for the two girls. I have problems with dairy and sugar and thankfully speak up for myself. I don't expect others to be watchful about my eating habits, but I think posting something on a door or some place in plain site is just the right thing to do. My client's child will be old enough to go to a play group here shortly and her and I are both wondering what she and the school will do about snacks. Do you ban every child from having peanuts because one is allergic or do you make the affected child sit someplace away (although this may not even be enough) from the other children. I don't think there is any solution that is perfect. I don't envy anyone with this problem, but I think Five Guys did the right thing. SLT should have posted something in their class description that peanuts would be used. It sure would have saved two little girls from having to be singled out in the class. What ashame!

 

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