Monday, April 2, 2012

Bitlet's For You This Past Week: March 26th- April 01st, 2012

Walmarts claims of "local" & organic kind of miss the mark.

Have you seen this celiac screening sheet yet?

The concepts of 'yin' and 'yang' are easy to incorporate into your life through yoga, but what about through your food?
The FDA is disputing the over 1 million signatures this petition has obtained through this loophole.

Here's a thought: do you really need your tv this month? Get out there and get some fresh air!

There's all kinds of things that accumulate in our bodies that'll make you want to detox em' out!

With spring & summer on the way, with it comes all kinds of seasonal fruit! I just caught wind of this great tip for keeping berries fresh for longer once they're home from the farmers market- wish I had of heard this last summer!

I contacted Starbucks recently regarding their lack of allergen information on their website (after being glutened by an unsuspecting mocha) and received a disappointing response:

Hello Kristin,

Thank you for taking the time to write in to us!

I am so sorry to hear that you had a reaction you think was caused by gluten contents in your Mocha. That is very unfortunate, and I really apologize. I sure hope you are feeling better!

I also apologize that you are no longer able to view the same information online as you previously have.
At this time, Starbucks is unable to guarantee a "gluten-free" environment in our retail locations due to the potential for cross contamination with gluten-containing products. The open environment and operating procedures of our store locations may present additional risk for gluten-sensitive customers aside from the gluten-containing ingredients themselves. "Gluten-free" is a claim with specific requirements defined by government agencies and industry standards. We are unable to make this claim on a product unless the item is specifically formulated and manufactured to meet the definition of the claim. This explains why we do not have the same online setup as before.

If there are any beverages or beverage ingredients that do not agree with you or cause any sort of reaction, we advise that the customer not consume these products. Changes to our nutrition process are most likely permanent.

I apologize for any inconvenience, Kristin, and I hope you can still enjoy some items off of our menu.
Thanks again for writing us. I hope you have a great day! If you ever have any questions or concerns in the future, please don't hesitate to get in touch.

customer service

So basically just wing it? That's not safe...

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