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Dreyers/Edy\'s Ice Cream Peanut Oil

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By mom2gracie on Fri, 06-18-04, 21:47

After reading a few posts concerning the comfort level of commercial ice creams, I decided to explore the Dreyers/Edy's (west/east coast) web site. I used the Flavor Finder tool and searched dietary preferences eliminating nut allergens. At least two flavors came up that listed Peanut Oil in the ingredients and Nut Allergen Free. When I called Dreyers they stated since it is Peanut Oil it does not contain the Peanut protein and is not concidered and allergen. Our Allergist has told us no to any nut oils. Are we alone on this issue? Do we now have to question manufactures further regarding nut oils?

Thanks in advance to all who reply [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Mom to Gracie 2 1/2yrs Peanut/TreeNut Alleric
Dan 5 1/2 yrs Food Allergy Free

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By Going Nuts on Sat, 06-19-04, 00:09

Welcome Amanda!

The peanut oil issue is tricky. In theory, the less expensive, highly processed peanut oil is supposed to be safe, while the more expensive cold-pressed oil is not.

Personally, I've never been willing to take the chance, so we just avoid all peanut oil.



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By Cade'smom on Sat, 06-19-04, 03:30

Our allergist said that we can have 100% refined peanut oil. That is the oil that doesn't have the peanut protein. I probably would have never tried it but we had eaten at Chickfila, who fries everything in 100% refined peanut oil, long before Cade was diagnosed PA and never had a problem. We do still eat there because he absolutely loves their chicken and their playground, but I do watch him like a hawk when we're there just in case. We also eat Dreyer's vanilla ice cream and have had no problems. I don't want to be the one to tell you sure go ahead but for us the 100% refined oil hasn't affected him. If I don't know what kind of oil it is exactly then we don't eat it. Hope this helps.

Cade PA
Carson NKA

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By mcmom on Sat, 06-19-04, 04:55

Amanda, what were the two flavors that listed peanut oil?

I have been buying Edy's vanilla for years, and we've never had a problem. I used to switch off between that and Breyers (whichever was on sale!) but after reading all the posts on ice cream here I have switched to Breyers only.

When my son was diagnosed, the allergist told us that peanut oil was ok. We have eaten at Chick-fil-A a few times, and a local chicken place that uses peanut oil, without incident. Again, after reading everything here, I'm now not comfortable with letting him have any peanut oil. And the more I think about it, I wouldn't want any of my money going toward something made with a peanut industry product anyway.

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By mom2gracie on Sat, 06-19-04, 13:57


To answer your questions about flavors, the two that came up (I didn't check them all)were Nestle Toll House Cookie and Something, Something, Chocolate Cake (sorry don't remember the exact names). If you do the same search at Dreyers.com you can do the same Flavor Finder/Nut Allergen Free search. While shopping last night I did find the Nestle Toll House flavor and sure enough it listed Peanut Oil.

To All,
DD is just 2 1/2 yrs old. I think I will wait until she can better verbalize how she is feeling before I am comfortable trying anything with Peanut Oil. I fear that someone would mistake unrefined with refined oil.

Thanks to all who responded.


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By DRobbins on Sat, 06-19-04, 18:41

Personally, since Edy's/Dryers has lots of flavors that contain peanuts or treenuts, I'd be more concerned about cross-contamination than the peanut oil itself.

The peanut-allergic child of someone in our local food allergy support group had a reaction to Edy's ice cream recently (one of the chocolatey flavors, but I don't know the exact one), and so the cross contamination issue for this ice cream weighs on my mind.

Just my $0.02,

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By gw_mom3 on Fri, 04-15-05, 06:46


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By JND on Fri, 04-15-05, 17:30

Similarly, I phoned Minute Maid today to ask about peanut in their Heartwise orange juice, and they said that the heart-healthy sterols come from highly refined oils (incl peanut) and because the oils are so highly refined, they think that the OJ is safe for PA. They are actually sending me an article with a clinical study or something. I'm still not going to give this juice to my PA DD, but I had phoned them because the juice was going to be served at a gathering of children at my work, and I wanted to be sure it had peanut in it before objecting.


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By gw_mom3 on Fri, 04-15-05, 18:10

Quote:because the oils are so highly refined, they think that the OJ is safe for PA
They *think* it's safe? [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/mad.gif[/img]


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