Tuesday, March 27, 2018

ShaSha Maple Snaps

Look what I found at our local grocery store ShaSha Maple Snaps. Read more about them on ShaSha's blog Shasha Co.’s Maple Snaps!

They are made with Real Canadian Maple Syrup. Manufactured in a peanut-free and dairy-free facility, these cookies are ideal for children to take to school for an afternoon snack. I would have liked to see a "dairy free" symbol along with the nut and peanut free symbol on the packaging.

In 2011 we had the opportunity to go to the ShaSha factory and take a tour read about it here.

When we visited we learned ShaSha factory was actually two buildings, one completely nut free, the other building made products with tree nuts. The snap cookies continue to be made in a peanut and tree nut free facility.

Some of their products are made with ancient grains that some wheat allergic people can tolerate, but celiac people can not. The products are marked wheat free or gluten free or nut free be aware of what YOU react to.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

More Fire Logs Made From Nut Shells

Spotted at my local grocery store ANOTHER set of fire logs made from nut shells.

Pine Mountain Fire Logs contain nut shells, the box they come packaged in, do indicate that the logs are made in part from nut shells. The Pine Mountain Fire company's web site does not make this fact clear.

A few weeks ago I spotted at my local grocery store:
President's Choice Fire Logs Made From Nuts

Back in 2011 I reported on:
Fire Logs Made From Tree Nuts again made by President's Choice

Chemurgy and Allergens Blog:
Fire Logs made From Nut Shells

Friday, January 12, 2018

OHIP+ covers EpiPens in Ontario, Canada

As of January 1, 2018 many medications including EpiPen and EpiPen Junior, are 100% covered by OHIP for people 24 years old or younger and living in Ontario.

Learn About OHIP+ Starting January 1, 2018, more than 4,400 drug products are free for anyone age 24 years or younger. You don’t need to enroll – all you need is a health card number and an eligible prescription. See OHIP+ Medication Coverage to see what drugs are covered.

For Those visiting Canada EpiPens still cost around $100.00. See Buying Cheap EpiPens in Canada for stories of Americans buying Canadian EpiPens for around $100.

See Also:
EpiPens in Mexico
Cost of EpiPens in New Zealand

Friday, December 22, 2017

Presidents Choice Fire Logs Made From Nut Shells

Another artificial fire log made from nut shells, again made from Presidents Choice.

Back in 2011 I reported on Presidents Choice Fire Logs Made From Nut Shells here, the product disappeared, off shelves for a few years. This holiday season Presidents Choice has AGAIN started making fire logs with nut shells. This time the fact that these products contain nut shells, are a lot less obvious, to people looking at the packaging.

"These fire logs are made from recycled biomass product such as wood sawdust and ground tree nut shells" is written on the side of the box.

The logs come in both single logs and multi packs.

See Also:
Is PC Really Allergy Friendly

Chemurgy Post:
Fire Logs Made From Nut Shells

Avoiding Milk Protein:
List of Non-Food Products Made From Nuts

Monday, December 18, 2017

EpiPens in Mexico

Buying EpiPens in Mexico is near impossible, they are too expensive for Mexicans to buy. So the typically Mexican purchase vials of epinephrine. Both in Canada and United States Paramedics and sometimes Firefighters use traditional syringe and a vial of epinephrine. These people have medical training and have the skills to use syringes. the average citizen is much more able and usually willing to use an EpiPen. An Epipen also is faster, and when seconds count, a traditional syringe and a vial of epinephrine, can take to much time..

When the Price of EpiPens exploded in United States some people made a trip to Canada and purchased the very same EpiPen(s) for about $100 CAN each. Some people even went to Mexico to buy pre-loaded syringes of epinephrine. Many more Americans arranged with some difficulty to get pre-loaded syringes of epinephrine from American Pharmacists.

Sources:
EpiPen alternative costs pennies in Mexico
EpiPen Alternative Costs Pennies in Mexico
Cheaper "do-it-yourself" alternative to EpiPen may be risky

See Also:
Cost of EpiPens in New Zealand
New Epinephrine Injectors