A-1 Steak Sauce? had a small reaction

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By KIMMO on Sat, 12-30-06, 14:50

I was just wondering if A-1 is safe? There are no allergy notes & nothing in the ingredient list to make me think that there would be a problem. I used 2 tsp. of the steak sauce in a gravy I made, & I broke out with a few hives/bumpy type rash on my eyelids, & by my mouth. I have PA & TNA.

Thanks for any input, I'm new to all of this.

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By Precious1971 on Sat, 12-30-06, 15:01

I am sorry to hear of your mysterious hives/breakouts.

I am sensitive to spices (i.e. steak or meat spices at restuarants). When I season my own meat at home (salt/pepper, garlic, etc), I do not break out. I also cannot eat peppers, hot spices/sauces, picante sauce, spicy foods like sausage, seasoned pork, etc. I get really bad GI symptoms the next day or two.

It is hard to figure out which spice I'm sensitive to, so I mostly avoid restaurants altogether. When I do go, I ask my food to be cooked in a seperate pan with seperate tongs.

Hope this helps.

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By CVRTBB on Sat, 12-30-06, 19:14

My son has a severe pa and shellfish allergy and he loves A-1. The last time I bought a bottle of it he had it gone in 2-3 days. He has never had a problem with it.

Maybe it is to an ingredient in the A-1 that you've become allergic to?

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By NutsBugMe on Sat, 12-30-06, 22:37

I am pa, tna, and fish allergic and I have eaten A1 Steak Sauce for years and have never had a problem. It is very tangy so perhaps you are sensitive to that? Mystery break outs are pretty nerve-wracking. Hope you can figure it out.

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By Momcat on Sun, 12-31-06, 02:38

I hate mystery hives, too! What else did you put in the gravy? Maybe we can help you figure this out...

We've never had a problem with A-1.

Cathy

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By momll70 on Sun, 12-31-06, 13:24

I had A-1 a long time ago I don't think I reacted. I know it's not the same but we mix Ketsup (Heinz) and Franks Red Hot sauce a couple of drops and add whatever you like, spices or honey.

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By KIMMO on Sun, 12-31-06, 13:45

thanks for your input. I know that in the gravy I used an organic chicken bullion that listed no allergy note, but here are the ingredients: Chicken meat & natural juices, Salt,Cane suagar, maltodextrin, Natural Flavor,dried onion, potatoe starch,dried garlic, tumeric, & spice extractives.

I've heard about being cautious about natural flavors, but I've never had ana reaction & I don't know if I've had reactions to natural flavors before. I'm pretty sure that I'm getting more sensitive & getting more reactions where I didn't before.

The rest of the ingredients for the gravy are, wheat flour to thicken the gravy,salt & pepper, ketchup.

I hope that this helps.

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By KIMMO on Sun, 12-31-06, 13:48

Also, there was 1 tsp. of mustard in the gravy as well.

I don't recall reacting to any of the ingredients before, so I'll start paying attention.

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By Adele on Sun, 12-31-06, 13:58

KIMMO, have you been checked for wheat?

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By KIMMO on Sun, 12-31-06, 16:34

Adele, I was tested with SPT for wheat, egg, soy,& milk in addition to PN & TN. The next step is getting tested for Celiac Disease. I suppose it's not out of the realm of possibility, but I still don't understand why I would react to PN & TN every time I now am exposed?

So, I'm supposed to get tested sometime in early jan. There are initial blood tests they will start with. If those come back neg. then the dr said we will deal with that when we come to it, but if the tests come back positive, then I will get a biopsy of the intestine for official diagnosis. I'm not sure if CD would mimick PNA & TNA. I haven't read that as being a symptom, but I also haven't read a lot about CD yet either.

Thanks.

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By Corvallis Mom on Sun, 12-31-06, 21:50

Mustard is a pretty common allergen.

Do you eat it regularly in other things without any problem?

Other than what you were tested for, the most common things to result in hives/itchiness as you describe would be sesame, mustard or other seeds, and celery.

It is also possible to have a food allergy which is ordinarly sub-clinical but that during periods of stress (ahem.... holidays, anyone? ), high-intensity exercise, or illness can become clinically symptomatic. Celery is notorious for being a culprit in exercise-induced anaphylactic episodes, actually.

Hope you figure it out.... it is sure frustrating.

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By CLSPARKS1950 on Sun, 04-29-12, 13:14

My husband has a slight reaction to A1 Steak sauce every time he eats it. I don't think he is a person who has a lot of allergies but the sauce gives him the sensation that he can't swallow. It passes fairly quickly but it happens everytime. If anyone turns up the bad ingredient, I'd be interested in your sharing it. Thanks again.

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By CLSPARKS1950 on Sun, 04-29-12, 13:17

Adding one for me - I have been identified with several allergies, mostly grasses, cat dander etc. I suffer for years from what they believe is IBS and what I believe is food sensitivities. Each time I go to a restaurant, at the end of the meal I have a sneezing attack - 10-12 times. I used to think it was from wine as I usually have a glass with meals when we dine out. But I have same effect when I do not drink. Does anyone experience this? I'm assuming it is from preservatives but it seems to be any meal - in a restaurant - no matter the food so...

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By pattycat9 on Thu, 08-22-13, 19:31

I have the same problem every time I go out to eat. It's embarrassing!! What could be the cause of it? Also i have a sneezing attack every time I pour A-1 sauce on my plate and eat it. I love A1 too!!! Help me!

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By Talxie on Fri, 08-23-13, 20:56

I'm not sure about A1, but if it is a bother mix ketchup and worchestire sauce 1 part to 1 part and it tastes very similar!

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By Saralinda on Fri, 08-23-13, 21:06

I was going to suggest it might be anchovies, but they are not listed on the A1 label. Worcheshire sauce does have anchovies and if one is allergic to fish, it might be problematic.

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