Peanut Oil in Fryer at Chick Fil A Page 1

Hi - My son as a Peanut and Tree Nut Allergy - I have one DR that says that Peanut oil is fine in fryer - one that says don't risk it - what do you think? Would you give your child that has a tree nut or peanut allergy a chicken tender fried in peanut oil?
Thank you

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By shumakerm on Wed, 10-09-13, 09:51

We don't eat there. It isn't worth the risk.

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By LGriffin1 on Wed, 10-09-13, 01:58

I didn't react to it the first few times and someone told me the way they press the oil is supposed to remove proteins. While didn't have a full on reaction the last time I ate it, 10 years ago, I did have a reaction nonetheless. So I no longer eat there.

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By Sherrylk on Tue, 10-08-13, 17:38

My sons allergist also says don't risk it. He explained it like this. If peanut oil is heated high enough it changes the structure of the peanut protein so the body no longer recognizes it as a peanut. That sounds great, but it only takes 1 fryer to malfunction to heat the oil to 1 degree below the critical temperature that will cause a life-threatening reaction.

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By Sarah McKenzie on Tue, 10-08-13, 13:49

I personally would listen to the Dr. that says don't risk it. My sons allergist says do not let our son have peanut oil. I feel as though it's not worth the risk and my son can eat chicken somewhere else that is safe!!!!!!!

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By Sarah McKenzie on Tue, 10-08-13, 13:48

I personally would listen to the Dr. that says don't risk it. My sons allergist says do not let our son have peanut oil. I feel as though it's not worth the risk and my son can eat chicken somewhere else that is safe!!!!!!!

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