ok, so my dear sister was berated by a peanut allergy mom this morning for bringing poppy seed muffins to a play group. there is a peanut allergy child there, but no other known allergies. the mother told my sister, "poppy seeds are the same as peanuts!" in a shrill voice in a library. she then whisked her peanut allergy child away.
now, i know that there are all sorts of allergies out there. our peanut allergy child cannot eat green peas. and our youngest is allergic to sunflower seed, but not peanut. but i can't seem to find anything to say that "poppy seeds are the [i]same[/i] as peanuts." as a matter of fact, our peanut allergy son--when first tested--was only [i][b]not[/b][/i] allergic to pork and poppy seeds. it was kind of a sad little joke that i would try to cook with just those two ingredients.
anyway, i feel bad for my sister. she has no food allergies among her three kids, but is very accomodating to those who have allergies. she did not deserve to be berated in front of all the moms.
any thoughts about a link to peanut allergy?