In 2011, after close examination of the peanut butter replacement products that are currently on the market and in consultation with legal counsel, the former Eastern School District determined that given the similarities in appearance, texture and taste they would restrict these products in schools where a student has a peanut allergy. Please be advised that this practice will continue.
We recognize that these products present no risk of anaphylactic allergy; however, having these products in our schools does undermine our capacity to enforce our restriction of peanut butter. Teachers on duty would not be able to distinguish between the two products; therefore, both products will be restricted in a school where a student has a peanut allergy.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Newfoundland and Labrador Eastern School District.