2nd reaction -----EVER!

Posted on: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 11:40pm
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Ok my son had a reaction a couple of days ago and I was stumped on what caused it, but I think we know now! It was those darn peanuts in the produce section that they put right beside the grapes! I should have known better then to buy them, but I made sure the bag was the furthest from the peanuts without even realizing that when they probably throw the peanut bags up on to the display the peanut dust probably covers all the grapes. I did wash them and give him the grapes. He can usually sit down and eat 3 bowls full. Well that night he ate a couple and wouldn't touch anymore. I thought that is weird. He had already had roast beef (hillshire farm) and plain raw carrots. I went to check on him in the playroom and he had hives on his face and almost little stripes on his chin. I actually took a picture so my husband could see it and know I was not exagerating. He has had both the roast beef and carrots and this morning he did eat lots of grapes (bought at a different store).I gave him benadryl that night and it went away, but I was so scared. His hives looked like his reaction to pb. This will probably make his #'s go up! I am going to call Kroger and talk to the mananger right now!

Posted on: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 11:48pm
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This happened to us with bananas. I couldn't figure out what was causing my son's rashes. Then one day I was at the store and I saw an employee putting the bananas on top of the peanuts while he was sorting them out. I asked him is he understood the dangers in doing this. He was clueless. I spoke to the manager and the manager said he needed to educate the employees better and they moved the peanuts.
BTW: This was at out local grocery store before we moved. New city, new problems now. Same bin of peanuts next to the bananas.
I don't doubt it at all if that is what caused the reaction.

Posted on: Mon, 01/08/2007 - 7:44am
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I hope he is ok now
Wow, I never even thought about peanut dust in the air or employees putting fruit on the peanuts! yikes!

Posted on: Mon, 01/08/2007 - 9:18am
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I spoke with the store manager today and she was super sweet. She felt horrible about what had happened. She was going to change there in her store and also send message up to corporate about this because they are the ones that lay out the store. Hopefully it will be resolved and there will no longer be nuts near the ready to eat fruit.

Posted on: Mon, 01/08/2007 - 3:35pm
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Is your son okay now?
I never thought of that in the produce section! I don't think they have loose peanuts where I shop, but I never really looked.
I wonder if the peanut dust or protein or whatever it is that gets on the fresh fruit would come off with very thorough washing. I'll me more careful from now on.
Thank you for pointing this out. It's nice to know that the manager took the time to listen to you and is going to do something about it.

Posted on: Tue, 01/09/2007 - 12:07am
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That is such a bummer. I was just talking to a woman about that same thing yesterday because her daughter is allergic. My son had a reaction a few weeks ago just from walking through the produce and I couldn't figure out why. Then I remembered the peanuts in the produce section. She said she has tried to tell this to the managers but hasn't gotten anywhere.

Posted on: Tue, 01/09/2007 - 3:12am
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Hi Josh's Mom - I'm so sorry this happened to your DS. This scenario has crossed my mind while grocery shopping in the produce section, especially when at the fruit market where they always have large open bins of pnuts.
I hope he is doing better now. Hugs to you and your DS!
Does anyone know of a really good way to clean the fruit that would remove any possible residue to avoid this?
Tracy

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