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    Default Food packaging - Stating the obvious.

    Bought a 600g packet of jumbo peanuts & raisins and it has a warning on the packet saying that this products may contain nuts. Well, I should hope it does or I might as well just bought a packet of raisins.

    I know some people have allergic reactions to nuts and they need to tell them in certain foods that there may be traces of nuts in there product, but surely if you are allergic to nuts you would not buy a packet of them would you?

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    Default Re: Food packaging - Stating the obvious.

    there used to be a warning on the milk cartons from supermarkets stating this product contains milk

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    Default Re: Food packaging - Stating the obvious.

    I'm sure we've done this before....I bought a box of Nytol...it stated it may cause drowsiness!
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    Default Re: Food packaging - Stating the obvious.

    Yup, this has definately been done before, and I'm sure I've said before that a peanut is a pea and not a nut therefore the labelling of 'may contain nuts' is quite correct.

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    Default Re: Food packaging - Stating the obvious.

    Ok Mr. Smart Arse - if they actually are peas, shouldn't we have 'may contain peas' labels for people who are allergic to peas instead

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    Default Re: Food packaging - Stating the obvious.

    Should say 'May contain stuff' That should cover anyone allergic to anything.

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    Default Re: Food packaging - Stating the obvious.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mule View Post
    Yup, this has definately been done before, and I'm sure I've said before that a peanut is a pea and not a nut therefore the labelling of 'may contain nuts' is quite correct.
    they are legumes Peas are also legumes and so are beans.

    So a peanut is not a pea but it is a member of the same family

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nibb View Post
    I'm sure we've done this before....I bought a box of Nytol...it stated it may cause drowsiness!
    And did it? Surely it should say "Will cause drowsiness" or what's the point of buying it?

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    Default Re: Food packaging - Stating the obvious.

    You say stating the obvious when I brought some coke It said it was made from vegetable extract.

    Vege shit,basically
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    Default Re: Food packaging - Stating the obvious.

    Quote Originally Posted by bbshark View Post
    they are legumes Peas are also legumes and so are beans.

    So a peanut is not a pea but it is a member of the same family

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    Don't you pedant me...

    The word pea describes the edible seeds of many other legumes in the Fabaceae family, and in that sense, a peanut is a kind of pea.
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    Default Re: Food packaging - Stating the obvious.

    why aren't these warnings on sausages.

    may contain nut/bollock/sack/hoof/scalp etc

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    Default Re: Food packaging - Stating the obvious.

    Quote Originally Posted by Nibb View Post
    I'm sure we've done this before....I bought a box of Nytol...it stated it may cause drowsiness!
    Yep I think it was me having a rant about nuts in Asda.
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    Default Re: Food packaging - Stating the obvious.

    Talking of Asda they have have fucking Meat free meat balls.
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    Default Re: Food packaging - Stating the obvious.

    Quote Originally Posted by 4me2 View Post
    Talking of Asda they have have fucking Meat free meat balls.
    on the back it says may not contain meat
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    Default Re: Food packaging - Stating the obvious.

    Should be a sign on Asda...

    "May contain shite..."


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    Default Re: Food packaging - Stating the obvious.

    Quote Originally Posted by 4me2 View Post
    Talking of Asda they have have fucking Meat free meat balls.
    That would be for making vegetarian spaghetti bolognese... What's the problem?

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    Default Re: Food packaging - Stating the obvious.

    Reminds me of an ex girlfriend.....should have had a label saying "Turns into a complete nut job in 6 months"

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    Default Re: Food packaging - Stating the obvious.

    As of November 2005 it became European law that foods containing any amount of the following 14 ingredients must be labelled as such.
    • celery
    • cereals containing gluten (wheat, barley, rye and oats)
    • crustaceans (such as lobster and crab)
    • eggs
    • fish
    • lupin
    • milk
    • molluscs (such as mussels and oysters)
    • mustard
    • nuts (such as almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, Brazil nuts, cashews, pecans, pistachios and macadamia nuts)
    • peanuts
    • sesame seeds
    • soybeans
    • sulphur dioxide and sulphites (preservatives used in some foods and drinks) at levels above 10mg per kg or per litre
    The actual amount could be 1% or 100% (as in a bag of nuts), its just a tick box excercise by the manufacturers even though they probably think it daft too.
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