Or, in the spirit of Food Factor, give each food item out with a label indicating the ways it's commonly contaminated or what it's commonly contaminated with ;-> Canteloupe-theme? listeria! Pork? trichonosis! Or melamine? (http://www.northcountrygazette.org/articles/2007/042407ContaminationSpreads.html) Chicken? salmonella! Wrapped candies/snack items? bits of plastic & metal from the packing plant! Arielle in NoVA On Oct 5, 2011, at 12:50 PM, Phil Smith III wrote: > Yeah, taking out the competition due to anaphylactic shock is NOT Gracious Professionalism! > > OTOH, these arenít tiny kids, and thereís usually food for sale that also isnít going to be vetted that carefully, so Iím not convinced this is a reason to not take stuff. > > Perhaps in the spirit of Food Factor, clearly label things with ingredients. > > From: First Lego League in Virginia and DC [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Tom Lusco > Sent: Wednesday, October 05, 2011 11:12 AM > > > Another reason to avoid food in giveaways is that a fair percentage of participants have food allergies. Between nuts, peanuts, milk and wheat/gluten (4 of the most common allergies) you take out a lot of available food giveaways. Probably the only thing generally safe is pure sugars. -- To UNSUBSCRIBE or CHANGE your settings, please visit https://listserv.jmu.edu/archives/vadcfll-l.html and select "Join or leave the list". -- VADCFLL administrative announcements are sent via VADCFLL-ANNOUNCEMENTS-L. Visit https://listserv.jmu.edu/archives/vadcfll-ANNOUNCEMENTS-l.html to subscribe.