Is it safe to eat products fried in peanut oil?

Posted on: Mon, 02/23/2015 - 1:51pm
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My son has a severe PN TN allergy. My concern is to find out how safe it is to eat products fried in peanut oil? He is in high school in which the school is going to have a food fair. Chic fil a will be one of the many foods brought in.
In the past he had gotten sick at a game that he played in while playing against a team that had eaten the sandwiches fried in peanut oil.
I know from what I have read that one is not to have a reaction, but he does every time he is

around anything fried in peanut oil. Such as chips and or sandwiches.
Has anyone had a reaction from being around peanut oil and if so how did you protect yourself the next time you had to be around I?

Posted on: Wed, 02/25/2015 - 10:39am
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Question of the Week: Answered!
Every week, PeanutAllergy.com answers one of the questions posted in our community.
Our Answer:
It can be very difficult to understand the safety of using peanut oil as highly refined versions do not contain peanut protein, which is what causes the allergic reaction. Because your son has had reactions to it in the past, however, it may be best to avoid it all together.
People are advised to consult their doctor or allergist about what foods to avoid. Check out this previous discussion among our members about what their doctors told them.
There are many concerns about allowing your child to eat peanut oil despite the claims that it is safe. Check out another discussion about whether our members would let their child eat peanut oil here.
Many of our members are not comfortable with peanut oil, and you can find out why here.
It is important to be cautious when dining out because many restaurants and fast-food chains, like Chick-fil-A, use highly refined peanut oil. Another member of our community posted a question concerning Chick-fil-A, which you can read here.
Check out a previous discussion among our members about the use of peanut oil in other restaurants here.
Lastly, you can find out what food products are made with peanuts or peanut oil here.
We asked our Facebook community to share their thoughts and here’s what they had to say.
We hope you find this information helpful!

Posted on: Sat, 02/28/2015 - 8:07am
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I have had a life threatening allergy to peanuts/ tree nuts my whole life, so I was tested with a newer test this summer and found that I am allergic to peanut oil (I guess some people aren't because the main protein isn't in the oil) I also just started college in the south (North Carolina) and as you can probably imagine they love Chick-fil-A, and my allergy is life-threatening, so I was worried, but I was told that Lysol wipes remove peanut and tree nut particles and oils, so I have been using them on everything here at my school and it seems to be working for me, I haven't had any reactions related to peanut oil here, so maybe try sending a small container of lysol wipes and he can wipe things down before he touches them or eats, hope that helped some!

Posted on: Mon, 05/18/2015 - 2:17pm
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I ate at ChickFilA many times and had no problem. I've had allergies to peanuts and nuts all my life (middle-aged here). Well, the last few times I ate there (some time ago) I noticed my stomach was upset after I ate and I just didn't feel "right". I also ate at a Mexican restaurant a few times and then one day I ate there and felt sick after eating and started feeling wheezy. I later found out they used peanut oil for tortilla chips. I determined then that while they say peanut oil is usually not something to worry about, each time I ate something with peanut oil, I was not feeling well and it seemed to get more frequent. So, I now stay away from anything using peanut oil no matter what! I don't want to end up in the ER with anaphylactic reaction the next time.

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