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Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Peanut Bans Banned?

Over the past week I have seen numerous cases where peanut bans are being revisited or failing to gain traction. In Connecticut a board decided to keep peanut butter on the school menu and as seen yesterday an Iowa school board decided to rescind their prior approval of a peanut ban. The reasons given for not enacting a peanut ban are typically the right-to-choice for the non-allergic and the fact that creating a peanut free school creates a false sense of security. There is also the issue of how to deal with serious food allergens other than peanut, given that they can also cause anaphylaxis.

Though I would gladly accept a peanut ban if it was approved, I tend to lean toward a more pragmatic approach as noted in yesterday's post.

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