a few questions about food

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Thanks to all who have responded to my first post. All the info. has been very helpful. I do have a couple questions for anyone who'd like to help. 1. My ds loves pasta noodles (wagon wheels)with butter. We've had no problem so far but are there any pasta manufacturers that are unsafe?

2. Pizza is another food that my ds loves. I've read that Pizza Hut is safe, are there any others?

3. Beverages, right now my ds basically drinks milk or dilluted apple juice. Are there any concerns here that I should know about with items or with future drinks?

Thanks so much for those who respond!!

On Aug 29, 2004

To answer your questions:

1. Cade eats lots and lots of pasta. I've never had a problem with him eating pasta from store bought brands to restaurants no problems.

2. Pizza is uncharted territory for us. He won't touch it. So while the rest of the family eats pizza he has pasta. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

3. As far as beverages go, Cade drinks milk and water regularly. He will have an occasional box of juice or a very occasional soda/icee. No problems there either. The only drink that I can think of that I heard was unsafe of this board and then I checked it out at the store myself was Minute Maid Heartwise (don't know if that's the exact name) OJ. There's something in there derived of peanut oil. That really just goes to show you that you still need to make sure you read all beverage labels too which are sometimes are hard to find when at restaurants etc.

HTH!

------------------ Lynee', mom to: Cade - PA, egg whites, seasonal Carson - NKFA, seasonal

On Aug 29, 2004

Welcome Skcosis!

Pizza is one of those things that you just have to keep checking - even Pizza Hut. Unless things have changed, Pizza Hut is not completely consistent in their ingredient use. I'm not aware of any other major chains' policies, since we have mostly small, privately owned pizzerias here. I haven't come across any problems with peanuts (although I have heard about problems with peanut butter being used to thicken pizza sauce in other parts of the country), but have occasionally come across cross contam issues with walnuts, pinenuts and sesame (my son is also TN and sesame allergic). Here there are several pizzerias that have sesame seeds mixed into their crust (formerly a big favorite of mine!).

HTH,

Amy

On Aug 29, 2004

Barilla uses peanut oil in some of their dried, filled pastas, like the tortaloni/tortalini. They did assure me, though, that their other pastas aren't at risk for cross contamination.

On Aug 29, 2004

Hi, The best advice i could think of regarding food is to ALWAYS read the label and ask a manager about peanuts/oil etc. when eating out. When i say always, I mean even if you know or have eaten Oreos, continue to always read the label, things change. My son has had hives after eating Dominoes Pizza and occassionally at local pizza places. We have begun to eat either homemade or frozen pizza because of this. Good Luck & Stay Safe

On Aug 29, 2004

Hi:

1. We haven't had any problems with pasta; but as everyone has mentioned, keep reading the labels.

2. I have read about PB in tomato sauce but in my area (NY/NJ) none of the pizza parlors have even heard of that. I still always ask just in case. The one thing I do look out for are speciality pizza places; there is a place near me which makes a Thai pizza w/peanuts. I don't order anything from there for fear of cross-contamination.

3. I am still waiting for minute maid/CoroWise to get back to me on what exactly CoroWise plant sterols are derived from (that's what in the Minute Maid Minute Maid Premium Heart Wise Orange Juice.) So I am not letting my DD drink it until they do.

One thing to look out for is Gatorade & other sports drink have sunflower oil in them (not all, I think it depends on the flavor) This is something you may want to know if you are avoiding seeds as well.

Ellen

------------------ Ellen Allergic to Shellfish/ Mom to Jesse 9/01 who has PA

[This message has been edited by ElleMo (edited August 30, 2004).]

On Aug 30, 2004

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Originally posted by skocsis: [B] Pizza is another food that my ds loves. I've read that Pizza Hut is safe, are there any others?B]

We have not had any problems with Papa Johns or Pizza Hut. Someone said a couple of years ago that Donatos used peanut oil on their sub buns. Not sure if that holds true anymore as we don't eat Donatos. Pesto can be made with pine nuts. Until you have had your child skin tested, I would avoid all tree nuts as well as peanuts.

Jaime [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

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