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What I need to know about Peanut Free Foods

Peanut allergies are one of the most common food allergies in the United States. There are studies that suggest that 1.5 million people have an allergy to peanuts. Having an allergy to peanuts is a very serious condition that should be closely monitored. As anyone dealing with a food allergy knows: read labels, read labels, read labels.

Know What To Look For

What are you looking for? Obviously you can’t buy peanut butter. The problem is that many food products contain peanuts, or are manufactured on the same equipment that processes peanuts. Often times foods that may contain peanuts that may not be adequately labeled; peanuts used in the production process of other food may cross-contaminate otherwise safe foods.

Food manufacturers frequently change the process they use when manufacturing food products. The food can potentially be harmful for children due to cross contamination. Even if a product was safe last week, parents should still check labels on foods they have previously eaten, to ensure safety.

These foods often contain peanut protein:

  • African, Chinese, Indonesian, Mexican, Thai and Vietnamese dishes
  • Baked goods (pastries, cookies, etc.)
  • Candy (including chocolate candy)
  • Chili
  • Egg rolls
  • Enchilada sauce
  • Flavorings (natural and artificial)
  • Marzipan
  • Nougat

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