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Sunday, 28 April 2013

Monkey nuts for Pea brains at the EU.

No nuts warning on bag of nuts

A supermarket chain has withdrawn bags of nuts from sale – because they contain nuts.

Booths decided to pull its Whole Hearted Roasted Monkey Nuts from the aisles because its label does not declare it contains peanuts.

 “The packaging does not state that the product contains peanuts, which is a specific allergen that’s listed in legislation. People who are allergic to peanuts may not be allergic to other types of nuts. Without the correct information on the packaging, people with an allergy to peanuts who might not know or make the connection between peanuts and monkey nuts, for example children, might eat the product and experience an adverse reaction.”

Monkey nuts and Peanuts are the same thing.

Aubergine, Egg Plant and Brinjals are all the same thing.

Corn, maize and mealies are all the same thing.

Depending on where you live.

E cigs, e-cigs, e cigarettes, electronic cigarettes, PV's, PA's and"devices" are all the same thing to a vaper, depending how far into vaping you are. We have juice. We have e liquid.

Same thing, different words.

We have Nicotine Replacement Therapies like patches, gum and inhalers. We have Tobacco Harm Reduction like patches, gum and inhalers.  The legislation specifies peanuts.  "The packaging states that the product contains nicotine, which is a specific chemical that’s listed in legislation.". Used in patches, gum and inhalers it's ok.

But used in electronic cigarettes nicotine has to have severe legislation imposed upon it by the EU despite the fact that for Nicotine Replacement Therapies and Tobacco Harm Reduction electronic cigarettes outperform patches, gum and inhalers by leaps and bounds. And electronic cigarettes should be classified as "tobacco products" but not patches, gum and inhalers!

"The packaging does not state that the product contains peanuts, which is a specific allergen that’s listed in legislation."

Monkey nuts and Peanuts are the same thing. Perhaps the legislation needs to catch up?

Nicotine, after all, has only one name. Legislation can't make one thing not a "tabacco product" and the same thing a  "tobacco product", otherwise it's nuts!