Bagels

Posted on: Sun, 11/05/2000 - 3:20am
Yonit's picture
Offline
Joined: 06/24/2002 - 09:00

Another disappointment today. We have been getting our bagels at a "New York Bagel" franchise in the Chicago area because they had only non-nutted varieties - as opposed to the more upscale bagel places which all make nutted varieties (same cooking and baking equipment, etc.).

My son's preschool teacher had called me a few days ago to warn me that she had been placing a bagel order for the school (which is nut-free) and the owner told her that he was adding an apple-walnut variety to his line. When my husband went to get our Sunday morning bagels, prepared to ask about when this new variety would be added, would it be made separately, etc., he walked in and saw a rack with several new varieties proudly displayed - including PEANUT BUTTER AND JELLY! He was so disgusted that he walked out. I do plan to follow up with the owner to discuss the issues (he is losing a pretty big group of PA families and nut-free preschools in our area).

Anyway . . . does anybody know of any nut-free bagel places? How about the packaged bagels like Lenders or Manitowoc? I'll try to make some calls this week - just thought I'd first ask all of you if you have any good bagel news.

Thanks!

------------------

Posted on: Thu, 11/30/2000 - 7:37am
anonymous's picture
Offline
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

Put them in the freezer! Seriously, I'm sorry I can't help you with the ingredients, but until someone posts, you'll want them to stay fresh! Bagels freeze well, and you'll want to know they're safe before you dig in. LOTS of bagels have poppy seed and sesame seed contamination, even if they are nut free, so it depends on your allergy. I hope these "freebies" turn out to be safe so you can enjoy them!

Posted on: Thu, 11/30/2000 - 3:08pm
rebekahc's picture
Offline
Joined: 12/02/1999 - 09:00

As long as you aren't allergic to those seeds, you shouldn't have any problems. I think seeds are totally unrelated to peanuts and so you are about as likely as anyone else to be allergic to them. I am allergic to peanuts and hazelnuts, but not allergic to any seeds or other nuts as far as I know. The most likely cross-reactions with peanuts are other legumes like peas and beans.
Hope that helps!
Rebekah

Posted on: Thu, 11/30/2000 - 11:23pm
Michelle2's picture
Offline
Joined: 10/25/2000 - 09:00

Thank you, rebekahc and Cayley's Mom. I took both of your advice. First, put them in the freezer. Second, I allowed Nicholas one of the plain ones today. He seemed fine, but my husband is keeping a close eye on him this morning, as his reactions are usually 2-4 hours later. I wasn't sure about the seeds--seems like I would have been warned about them by our pediatrician, but I've learned so much from this board that was never told me that I don't totally trust that.
I have to say, they are GOOD bagels! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Fri, 12/01/2000 - 4:23am
Yonit's picture
Offline
Joined: 06/24/2002 - 09:00

We have decided to avoid any bagels made in a bagel place which also has varieties with nuts - as most "upscale" bagel places like Brueggers do. We were told by a bagel store owner that not only is there a high chance of cross-contaimination from bagels put in bins which may have previously contained nutted varieties, handlers going from one bin to the next, etc., but also the way many bagels are made is by boiling them - usually in the same pot. So . . . please find out about other nutted varieties in your bagel store. One local place just added "peanut butter and jelly" and "apple walnut" bagels to their selection. Look up my other post on this issue - last month. By the way, Lenders bagels are nut free - even though they are not the freshly made kind. We LOVE bagels -so this is a sacrifice for safety.
Good luck!
------------------

Posted on: Fri, 12/01/2000 - 1:33pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous (not verified)

Michelle2, I'm glad to see that I'm not the only one concerned about different seeds. I know I have banned sunflower seeds (except for bird feeder use) altogether due to cross-contamination issues. And, I'm not clear why the seed issue is there - sesame seeds, poppy seeds, etc. I posted this same thing in a different thread tonight. It's just that I, and obviously you too, somehow equate seeds with nuts. Now, I know with sunflower seeds if you're buying them from a grocery store, I believe they have a high risk of contamination, but these are larger seeds than sesame and poppy seeds so maybe that's why. But, no, I would have raised the same question despite my son not having tested positive to these things and him eating them (although infrequently due to my concern) without reaction. Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
------------------

Posted on: Sat, 12/02/2000 - 12:00am
Linda-Jo's picture
Offline
Joined: 07/30/1999 - 09:00

I'm not sure if y'all know it but Lender's makes a 'fresh' bagel, too. They are bigger than the frozen ones and look like they came from a bagel shop. They are good and they are found in the bread aisle.

Posted on: Mon, 12/04/2000 - 12:30am
Michelle2's picture
Offline
Joined: 10/25/2000 - 09:00

Thanks, all. I'm curious--what would cause sunflower seeds to be cross contaminated?
Also, I love the Lender's "fresh" bagels--this is what we usually get.
By the way, these bagels were the most expensive "free" thing ever. I was cutting one yesterday and missed the bagel, sliced my finger to the tune of 5 stitches and a $50 emergency room bill! UGH!

Posted on: Mon, 12/04/2000 - 1:42pm
rebekahc's picture
Offline
Joined: 12/02/1999 - 09:00

Oh no! So sorry about your finger! The reason sunflower seeds are cross-contamination risks is that they are often treated as nuts and are usually processed in nut plants - like Planters. Also, the roasted ones are usually roasted in peanut oil. I've never had problems from sunflower seeds in baked goods, though.
Rebekah

Posted on: Mon, 12/04/2000 - 11:27pm
Michelle2's picture
Offline
Joined: 10/25/2000 - 09:00

Thanks, Rebekah. Finger is doing okay, but I'm a pianist and have to do a concerto performance on it. OW!
Now I understand about the contamination issue. Rebekah, it is so valuable hearing from someone who's been there personally!
Michelle

Posted on: Sun, 11/05/2000 - 8:54am
Lisa M's picture
Offline
Joined: 03/07/1999 - 09:00

My son has eaten Lenders for several years. I have not gone further than reading their labels, but I have never had a problem with them. He especially likes the plain and cinnamon raisin.

Pages

Peanut Free and Nut Free Community

Click on one of the categories below to see all topics and discussions.

Latest Discussions

Latest Post by agrohimacn Tue, 02/25/2020 - 1:25pm
Comments: 0
Latest Post by krisztina Thu, 02/20/2020 - 4:49pm
Comments: 1
Latest Post by chicken Thu, 02/20/2020 - 4:45pm
Comments: 3
Latest Post by lexy Tue, 01/28/2020 - 12:21am
Comments: 6
Latest Post by JRM20 Sun, 01/26/2020 - 11:15am
Comments: 6
Latest Post by JRM20 Sun, 01/26/2020 - 11:11am
Comments: 5
Latest Post by Italia38 Wed, 01/15/2020 - 11:03am
Comments: 10
Latest Post by Italia38 Wed, 01/15/2020 - 10:52am
Comments: 2

Peanut Free Store

More Articles

If children begin to eat many different foods at a young age, there is much more of a chance that by the time they are in school, they will eat...

Those with peanut allergies often find that they are unable to enjoy dessert since there's always the...

If you've ever tried to find...

For those with peanut allergies, baked goods present a serious risk. Many baked goods do not appear to contain peanuts, yet were baked in a...

Those who have peanut allergies know to avoid peanut butter cookies, of course – but what about other...

Which candy bars are safe for those with peanut allergies? Those without allergies are accustomed to...

Are you looking for peanut-free candies as a special treat for a child with...

For those who have wondered whether airport x-ray machines negatively affect epinephrine auto-injectors, the folks at Food Allergy Research &...

Molecular allergy component testing identifies the specific food or environmental proteins triggering a person’s allergic reactions. Component...

An epinephrine auto-injector provides an emergency dose of epinephrine (adrenaline) to treat life-threatening allergic reactions. Those who have...

Misunderstanding the significance of food allergy test results can lead to unnecessary anxiety and dietary changes. The three tests used most...

It can be easy to overlook the presence of nut allergens in non-food items because the allergens are often listed by their Latin or scientific...

Tree nuts and peanuts are distinctly different. An allergy to one does not guarantee an allergy to the other. Peanuts are considered legumes and...

Welcome to the complex world of being a Peanut Allergy Parent. Get ready to proofread food labels, get creative with meals, and constantly hold an...

Take control of your food allergies! Get results in ten days and change your life forever! If you are tempted to use a home testing kit...

What can you eat if you can't eat peanut butter? Fortunately for people with a peanut allergy, there...

According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, one out of five people in the U.S. has an allergy. Because there is a...

Eliminating peanut butter is the best way to handle a rash caused by this food

If your baby or toddler develops a rash caused by peanut...

Nearly all infants are fussy at times. But how do you know when your baby's crying means something wrong? Some babies are excessively fussy...

For those who don't have experience with peanut allergies, going 'peanut-free' often seems as easy as avoiding peanut butter sandwiches and bags...