Friday, September 17, 2010

This might sound OBVIOUS, but Southwest Peanuts are processed in a facility that processes peanuts

 So here is the second of a couple random posts about random things I've come across recently in my travels.

Everyone loves Southwest Airlines' free snack...that little shiny bag of peanuts.  While I was recently flying from Las Vegas (LAS) to San Jose (SJC) and was snacking on the peanuts.  Somewhat bored, I began exploring the peanut packaging.  I came across the ingredients line:

     Ingredients: Dry Roasted Peanuts, Salt.
     Produced in a facility that processes peanuts and other nuts

Now, I would think that common sense would explain that a bag of peanuts were probably processed in a 'facility that processes peanuts...'

I don't want to reduce the importance on "Nut" allergies, but has America become reliant on telling people the obvious rather than relying Common Sense.  I'm guessing there are some FDA guidelines or policies which state that there must be this line whenever something comes out of a "NUT" factory, but come on.

Am I missing something or is it obvious that peanuts would be processed in a 'facility that processes peanuts'?

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