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Vermont Nut Free Black Friday/Cyber Monday

Posted by Dave on November 25, 2010

Black Friday/Cyber Monday sales event to kick off the Holiday shopping season. This sale will last the whole week-end from Friday November 26th through Monday November 29th everything* that we offer is available at 10% off the regular price by entering the code “cyber” at check out in the special promotions/coupon box.

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Close Call for Kardashian Kid: Food Allergy Risks

Posted by Dave on November 25, 2010

Little Mason Disick, best known for being the son of his famous mama, Kourtney Kardashian, was rushed the hospital Friday night after having an allergic reaction to peanut butter.

“[Mason] threw up within minutes of tasting it and got hives on his face,” Kardashian wrote on her blog. “I called 911 and the fire department came immediately. They suggested that we take him to the hospital, so we did.”

Kardashian’s spokesperson declined to comment on the incident.

Kardashian reported that Mason was in good spirits after the reaction, which put him among the 1 percent of American children who is allergic to peanuts or peanut products.

“The peanut allergy gets a lot of attention because it’s relatively common, it’s often severe, and often sticks around for life,” said Dr. Scott Sicherer, professor of pediatrics at Jaffe Food Allergy Institute at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York. “People can be very sensitive to peanuts, so the allergy can be a big impact on a person’s quality of life.”

About 20 percent of those children will outgrow the allergy. But the majority are stuck with it for life.

Peanut reactions can range from mild symptoms, like a tingling mouth and hives, to more severe attacks that include wheezing, trouble breathing, vomiting, poor blood circulation, fainting and confusion. Treatments also vary from over-the-counter antihistamines to an epinephrine (adrenaline) injections meant to reverse anaphylactic shock.

The American Academy of Pediatrics had long recommended that parents delay the introduction of common allergens like dairy, eggs and nuts until a child is 2 or 3 years old. But, in January 2008, the organization reversed its stance after clinical studies shiowed no benefit to the delay.

“After 4 to 6 months of age, there is a lack of good evidence that avoidance of specific highly allergenic foods can alter future allergies and allergic conditions,” said Dr. Clifford Bassett, assistant clinical professor of medicine and otolaryngology at SUNY-Health Sciences Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.

“If you have a happy smiling child without allergic problems, there isn’t really a recommendation to avoid giving them peanuts or peanut products,” Sicherer said.

This doesn’t mean that any young child should start eating peanut butter at any given time. If there is a history of food allergies in the family, or the child has already reacted to other products, like milk and eggs, there could be a higher risk for a peanut allergy.

http://abcnews.go.com/Health/AllergiesFood/peanut-allergies-alarm-kardashian-family/story?id=12228441

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Vermont Nut Free Chocolates 10% off of your next purchase.

Posted by Dave on May 9, 2010

From now through the end of May, 2010 when you use the promo code “Spring” at checkout, 10% will be deducted from your product purchases This discount applies to products only and is not applicable on containers & gel packs or shipping charges. Applies to retail mail order sales only – Use as many times as you wish during the promotion period.

Online Promo Code: Spring (case sensitive)

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Milky Way Simply Caramel bar

Posted by Dave on May 5, 2010

I have recently started to notice this new Milky Way in a few retail stores, the good news is, it is not labeled contains or may contain peanuts like the other Mars bars. I have placed a call to Mars and waiting for a response, has anyone actually confirmed that this is made in a peanut free facility? Thanks.

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Jelly Belly Jelly Beans

Posted by Dave on March 13, 2010

This looks like good news! I noticed the last few times I was at the store that the packages no longer had the peanut labelling on it.

From their Faq  page:

If I am allergic to peanuts, can I eat Jelly Belly jelly beans?

Packaged Jelly Belly Beans

Please continue to carefully check all ingredient statements on packages and bulk bins for peanut ingredients.  We discontinued Peanut Butter flavor of Jelly Belly beans (this flavor contained peanut butter and peanut flour) however, it is possible this flavor may still be included in packages sold in retail stores.

None of the other flavors of Jelly Belly beans contain peanuts as an ingredient.  We no longer process peanuts in our manufacturing plants.

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Is Your Kid Truly Allergic? Tests Add to Food Confusion

Posted by Dave on January 28, 2010

from the Wall Street Journal.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703808904575025013194645130.html?mod=rss_Today’s_Most_Popular

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Vermont Nut Free 10% discount. Expires June 6th.

Posted by Dave on June 1, 2009

Save 10% off your entire order from now through June 6th, 2009. The discount applies to all categories of our products except container & gel pack, gift certificates and shipping charges. Use the discount code as often as you would like during the promotion period and feel free to share it with your family and friends. Just type in Spring upon check-out or when ordering by phone mention this e-mail offer to the customer service representative. Please note that the word Spring is case sensitive when checking out on line. (Please note that the discount applies to direct retail orders only, wholesale accounts not eligible)

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Kettle Brand Potato Chips

Posted by Dave on April 21, 2009

kettle-chips

Are your products safe to eat for people with peanut allergies?
All  Kettle Brand® Potato Chips, Kettle Brand® Tortilla Chips and Kettle Brand® Baked Potato Chips are processed in an environment free of peanuts and other nuts. We consider them to be safe for people with peanut allergies to enjoy.

Kettle Brand® Roaster Fresh® Nut Butters and Kettle Brand® Quality Handcrafted Nuts are made in a separate facility from our various chip brands. All nut products share roasting and grinding lines with peanuts, and we include the following statement on the packaging: “Processed on equipment shared with peanuts and other nuts.”

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Vermont Nut Free Thanksgiving 10% Discount

Posted by Dave on November 19, 2008

Save 10% From now through November 27th, 2008 get 10% off all Thanksgiving items from Vermont Nut Free. Just use the promotion code “Turkey” at check out if ordering on line or tell the customer service representative you’d like to take advantage of this offer when placing your order by phone. Remember, use this coupon/discount code as much as you would like until November 27th but it only applies to Thanksgiving items.
Offer Expires: November 27, 2008

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Museum Day 2008

Posted by Dave on September 2, 2008

Enjoy free general admission for you and a guest to hundreds of museums and cultural venues nationwide.
Saturday, September 27, 2008

Fill out the online form here and check for a venue in your area here.


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