are dunkin donuts safe for PA child?

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I wanted to give my PA child munchkins from Dunkin Donuts but was nervous. Are they safe? His only allergy is to peanuts

On Apr 15, 2004

Dunkin Donuts is not in my comfort range. There are sometimes nut covered donuts and muffins with nuts. I believe all the donuts come from a big bakery somewhere as they are delivered by truck...seems like high risk for cross contamination. Also, the coffees include nut flavored ones...we steer clear of bakery items in general because of nut, peanut, and sesame allergies. Even when my son was only diagnosed with peanut allergy, we avoided anything with nuts due to high potential for cross contamination. I am so glad that we were so cautious as we found out through blood tests two years later, that he was also allergic to some tree nuts.

[This message has been edited by kstreeter (edited April 15, 2004).]

On May 25, 2004

Dunkin Donuts are not in our comfort zone either. Since there are donuts w/loose nut pieces on them it makes it too easy for cross contamination to others. Same as a bakery and Dairy Queen. We love Krispy Kremes though! Also Entemann's and Hostess are good treats (we trust their labeling).

On May 26, 2004

I would never give a PA child a dunkin donut. The year that I had Chris tested to nuts was the day I was also told about what to avoid. #1 thing was dunkin donuts, #2 chili. they proceded from that point to tell me about deaths from each product. A child got a donut that was setting on a waxed paper with nuts on it and they didn't realize the hazard until to late. Very unsafe, chili the most popular secret ingredient is PB. The doctor said another death he can remember do to allergy. when they ordered the chili they had no idea. I am not trying to scare you but I myself only needed to hear that. Also I have a very high zone. Try making your own munchkins, it is easy and fun. We did it with Chris. Surprised at how easy it was. good luck claire

On May 26, 2004

Dunkin Donuts are off limits for us as well.

We are the same as Driving Me Nutty. We love Krispy Kreme donuts. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img]

On May 26, 2004

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Originally posted by kstreeter: [b]Dunkin Donuts is not in my comfort range. . Also, the coffees include nut flavored ones...[/b]

I have called Dunkin Donuts a few times, and every time they have been adamant that their nut-flavored coffee (hazelnut) is entirely artificially flavored. They have told me each time that there are no nuts or nut products used in any of their coffees.

--Debbie

On May 26, 2004

We do not eat Dunkin Donuts. To much risk because of other nut products in the much to close range for me. The handling also. I can't picture a worker changing his gloves after he picked up a nut muffin or counting on his hands never touching a nut and then I come along and Bam. I buy Hostess - I actually called them and she gave me her personal 800 # and the bakery codes for me to look for where there are no nut products made at those bakery facilities. I live in Centereach L.I. N.Y. So call them and ask for your safe bakery codes for your area. I never thought of Kispy Kream I guess I'll check it out. Take care

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