Vulcan’s Peak

Orange juice warning

April 13, 2007 12:34 pm

Directly from the most recent copy of Food Allergy News, a newsletter I get from the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network:

“A representative of Tropicana wants you to know that their Healthy Heart Orange Juice now contains Omega-3 fatty acids which are sourced from fish. The presence of fish is clearly indicated on the package ingredient statement.”

…if it ever occured to you to check orange juice labels when you have a fish allergy.

Yes, I’m posting this because it cracks me up. And yes, I’m all for heart-healthy (and I don’t mean to put anyone off Tropicana. There’s a bottle in our fridge as I type). But it’s also true that food allergies get more complicated the more manufacturers meddle with foods. Checks and balances, always checks and balances.

2 Responses to “Orange juice warning”

Poke wrote a comment on April 15, 2007

I found a shellfish warning on chocolate recently. Also, one of the two breads that I can eat had all sorts of little seeds and what looked like pine nuts in it. No cross contamination warning, of course…
Fish in orange juice, though… I guess manufacturers figure that if they have to add allergy warnings, they might as well just add a few more allergens. It’s the in-thing this year.

Odette wrote a comment on April 16, 2007

“It’s the in-thing this year.”

It’s late and I’m tired, but that cracks me up in a dark humor kind of way. I think you’ve nailed it.

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