RE: OFT: But close to Re: Another warning label for the recordbooks...

Subject: RE: OFT: But close to Re: Another warning label for the recordbooks...
From: "Combs, Richard" <richard -dot- combs -at- Polycom -dot- com>
To: 'Heather Anderson' <Heather -dot- Anderson -at- cubrc -dot- org>, TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 31 Mar 2010 09:42:07 -0700

Heather Anderson wrote:

> One of my favorites, found on a can of PEANUT Brittle:
>
> Warning. Contains Peanuts.
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> .....it's in the name of the product!

The allergen warnings have gotten ridiculous. (And since there's no shortage of things that someone somewhere has a serious reaction to, it will probably get more so.) A bag of peanuts warns that it contain peanuts, whole wheat bread warns that it contains wheat, etc.

But lately, the labels that have caught my attention aren't safety warnings. Rather, they're an attempt to cash in on the latest trendy thing in food -- people who don't have celiac disease and don't even know what it is are suddenly interested (for reasons they can't articulate) in avoiding wheat gluten.

So now there are packages of sliced ham and jars of pickles proudly marked "Gluten Free." In the words of John Stossel, give me a break! :-)


Richard G. Combs
Senior Technical Writer
Polycom, Inc.
richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom
303-223-5111
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