… if it’s got
‘may contain nuts’ on it. And, sadly, it seems that many Tesco products do.
If you’ve not
yet heard of the brouhaha that kicked off last week on Tesco’s Facebook page
following their confused and mixed messages concerning their ‘may contain’
labelling policies, then the following links will I hope prove useful (not
least because they excuse me from writing about a subject their writers understand
far better than me).
Do check them
out – even if your sensitivity is to a food other than tree nuts or peanuts, as
wider awareness is vital and allergy labelling impacts many people living a
free-from lifestyle, for whatever reason or due to whichever allergen or food component.
I will add to
them as the story develops and as I come across them.
You may also be
interested in Tesco’s poorly composed Allergy Advice page, which holds that reactions to allergens are ‘usually
unpleasant’ and that ‘If there are traces of an allergen in the product this
will be given as a “may contain statement”.’
Labels: 'may contain', labelling, nut allergy, peanut allergy, supermarkets