Frequently Asked Questions
Canterbury Hills Camp attempts to create a nut free environment. Some staff and campers have severe reactions up to and including death to even trace amounts of nut products. Therefore, all food brought to camp by campers, parents/guardians, staff and visitors will be inspected before entry. All snacks found to contain or possibly contain nuts will be brought to the Camp Office or removed from site immediately. Products stored in the Camp Office will be kept in a sealed container for the duration of the camp session, and will be returned to the owner at the end of the session.
Tree nuts of concern are: Brazil nuts, cashews, hazelnuts (filberts), macadamia nuts, pecans, pine nuts (pignolias), pistachio nuts and walnuts. For more information, see: https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/food-nutrition/reports-publications/food-safety/tree-nuts-priority-food-allergens.html
Our Kitchen Manager maintains an inventory of kitchen products that match the following three conditions:
- There is an ingredient list that can be reviewed;
- The ingredient list does not contain any peanuts or tree nuts (from the list of concern above);
- The ingredient list does not have a “may contain“ warning regarding any type of tree nut.
The Kitchen Manager and kitchen staff ensure that products coming into the kitchen from all sources match the inventory of approved items.