Peanuts



  • I had no idea that peanuts were processed in a facility that processes peanuts. 

    Peanuts



  • In this day and age where anyone might be on a hair-trigger for a lawsuit, I find it not surprising that someone might want to cover their asses even when it should be obvious.



  • Standard CYA warning for all food like this. People have allergies to nuts and such.

    It may seem a little redundant,  but it does say "other nuts" which might be important in this case.



  •  Exemplum gratum: I am allergic to nuts (the type that grows on trees) and the effect of eating any is my throat starting to swell shut. It can get really ugly to try a tracheotomy on me in a metal cylinder screaming along at 40,000ft. Heck, some moronic sky marshal might mistake my flailing for a terrorist attack and shoot me.

     Whereas, I can eat legumes (peanuts and pistacchios, "nuts" that grow on bushes) just fine.

    Having no desire to either be shot or have my neck be operated on with a ball-pen, I'm happy for the warning. 



  • That's actually kind of interesting. I've always wondered why peanut allergies are so common, but I've never heard of anyone being allergic to every other nut before.



  • TRWTF is that it says "other nuts," implying a peanut is a nut.

    A peanut is neither a pea nor a nut!



  • That has been on M&M bags in my countries since 2 decades ago.
    Then again, some find Holland TRWTF™



  • @aquanight said:

    I find it not surprising that someone might
    want to cover their asses even when it should be obvious.
     

     

    Dude, if your ass is "obvious", that's exactly when you should cover it! 




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  • @indigoparadox said:

    TRWTF is that it says "other nuts," implying a peanut is a nut.

    A peanut is neither a pea nor a nut!

    It is too a pea! 

    @wikipedia yeh I know but what can you do? said:

     

    The word pea describes the edible seeds of many other legumes in the Fabaceae family, and in that sense, a peanut is a kind of pea.  (The Fabaceae or Leguminosae are a large and economically important family of flowering plants, which is commonly known as the legume family, pea family, bean family or pulse family.)

     

     



  • @Cap'n Steve said:

    I've always wondered why peanut allergies are so common
     

    My theory is the over-abundance of dirty-fearing parents. "OMG, baby's touched something that hasn't been cleaned in the last 10 seconds! Quick, to the Lysol cave!". It's that last 0.1% of the bacteria lysol kills that's going to take over the world, or kill us all via peanut bombs.

    As for the OP, at least Peanuts were listed first. I've had a few of those packets where it tasted more of salt than peanuts. 



  • @Cap'n Steve said:

    That's actually kind of interesting. I've always wondered why peanut allergies are so common, but I've never heard of anyone being allergic to every other nut before.
    Have you ever tried to read more than four strips of Peanuts? That shit will make anyone sick.



  • @marakai said:

    Having no desire to either be shot or have my neck be operated on with a ball-pen, I'm happy for the warning. 
     

    TRWTF is not the warning in general, since it does make sense on items where it's not immediately obvious if it contains traces of nuts, such as candy and cereal. But with allergies so severe as yours, I'd assume the big bold label on the front saying "Dry Roasted Peanuts" would be enough of a warning.

    I mean, what is this country coming to? Recently I saw the standard "Do not attempt" warning on a TV spot where a woman was throwing the washing machine from the roof of her house. Really? We need a written warning for this?



  • @lilakuh said:

    Recently I saw the standard "Do not attempt" warning on a TV spot where a woman was throwing the washing machine from the roof of her house. Really? We need a written warning for this?
     

    I think it would be great fun to toss a washer from my roof. Why shouldn't I attempt this? 



  • @lilakuh said:

    Really? We need a written warning for this?

    No, but all companies and manufacturers do. Otherwise, they'll get sued and one way or another the consumer will pay for it. There are plenty of websites that have lists of "Stupid Warning Labels" or "Wacky Warning Labels". Here are a couple.




    http://www.power-of-attorneys.com/wacky_warning_labels.asp



    There are also sites that take it to the extreme and 'shop fake labels onto things. Some are quite hilarious.



  • @lilakuh said:

    But with allergies so severe as yours, I'd assume the big bold label on the front saying "Dry Roasted Peanuts" would be enough of a warning.
     

    Apparently you have not been listening. 

    Some people can eat all the peanuts they want. But if they come in any kind of indirect contact from other nuts, they could die.

    Therefore if they are going to enjoy a bag of peanuts like you show here, it would be very important information that those peanuts have possibly been in contact with other nuts which could kill them.

     

    Do you understand now?



  • @lilakuh said:

    But with allergies so severe as yours, I'd assume the big bold label on the front saying "Dry Roasted Peanuts" would be enough of a warning.

    Or, you know, not, since the whole point of  the post was that marakai isn't allergic to peanuts.



  • @Mr_Bad_Example said:

    @lilakuh said:

    But with allergies so severe as yours, I'd assume the big bold label on the front saying "Dry Roasted Peanuts" would be enough of a warning.

    Or, you know, not, since the whole point of  the post was that marakai isn't allergic to peanuts.

     

     Now be honest with me, if marakai has life-threatening allergies to nuts, wouldn't you think he'd approach a bag of peanuts with appropriate caution? It's common sense that a peanut processing plant also proceses other nuts.

     I guess this is my whole point. Thanks to a couple of idiots with no common sense (I.e., people who actually do need a "do not slam on finger" warning on a hammer) I'm slowly using my faith in mankind.

     



  • @lilakuh said:

    It's common sense that a peanut processing plant also proceses other nuts.
     

    No it isn't. You would expect a peanut plant to process peanuts. I would never anticipate that they would have walnuts in there.

    I am sure people with allergies would be cautious, but it seems to me this is the least a food vendor can do to handle this problem.



  • @marakai said:

    I am allergic to nuts (the type that grows on trees)... [w]hereas, I can eat legumes (peanuts and pistacchios, "nuts" that grow on bushes) just fine.

     

     So the package of peanuts should really just say "Processed in a facility that processes nuts."  The peanut part is obvious.  This is just a warning to the nut-allergic folks.

     A better wording would be "Processed in a facility that processes peanuts and nuts." Then everybody is informed, and the only ones confused will be those who think that "peanuts and" is redundant.


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