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15 December 2008

Watch Out for That Canola!

I gave myself a fright when I went grocery shopping on Monday. I took a photo of the scare with my phone camera to commemorate the incident. (see above)

I have been baking so much lately, I needed more canola oil. I try to buy organic because my understanding is that only organic canola is non-GMO. As I was placing the bottle of canola into my shopping cart, I thought I should check the label to do due diligence. What is it going to tell me, I thought, that the canola oil is made of organic canola oil? Good thing I looked! It said "Bottled in a facility that produces peanut oil". That was horrifying. I know there's that whole thing about some peanut oil being safe and whatnot, but with my son's peanut allergy, I would prefer not to have any peanut pieces, juices, oils, or dust in my house. Needless to say, I bought organic canola oil that did not bear that warning. Now I just need to call and verify that it too is not made in a facility that processes peanut oil. I almost missed that one! Almost! 
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