Bertucci\'s

Posted on: Mon, 11/13/2006 - 9:34am
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Just wanted to let you all know that our local Bertucci's (in MA) is now peanut-free. I spoke with the Manager who informed me that the trend for Bertucci's to go peanut-free should be national. My 5 year old is so excited to have SAFE Italian food!

Posted on: Mon, 11/13/2006 - 10:50am
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good to know!
Are they only going peanut free? I ask b/c they have nuts in some of their dishes. In particular pine nuts. This is what the woman some 10 years ago now died from in a Bertucci's (b/c the server incorrectly told her the pesto contained "no nuts")
Just an FYI - that there is a cross-reactivity with pine nuts from peanuts, also from almonds. Hence, if one is allergic to peanuts and almonds, the chances of being allergic to pine nuts is much greater...this is my situation.
I'm still waiting for a pine nut RAST test - we can't find one near me in Arizona.
Adrienne
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30-something survivor of severe peanut/tree nut allergy

Posted on: Mon, 11/13/2006 - 11:15am
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I am fortunate not to be allergic to pine nuts... I am PA only. I have eaten at Bertucci's many times when I have visited Washington DC and Boston and have found them very allergy aware. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Mon, 11/13/2006 - 12:23pm
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AJ,
See this link.
[url="http://cas2.questdiagnostics.com/scripts/webdos.wls?MGWLPN=QDCWS0287&wlapp=DOS&OrderCode=900602&SITE=1&SearchString=PINE%20NUT&tmradio=title"]http://cas2.questdiagnostics.com/scripts...T&tmradio=title[/url]
HTH,
Daisy

Posted on: Mon, 11/13/2006 - 3:28pm
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Quote:Originally posted by Daisy:
[b]AJ,
See this link.
[url="http://cas2.questdiagnostics.com/scripts/webdos.wls?MGWLPN=QDCWS0287&wlapp=DOS&OrderCode=900602&SITE=1&SearchString=PINE%20NUT&tmradio=title"]http://cas2.questdiagnostics.com/s cript...T&tmradio=title[/url]
HTH,
Daisy[/b]
thanks Daisy
We were trying to avoid me having to drive up near Phoenix (2 hours away). The 2 labs in Tucson don't have pine nut test, but are looking into 'ordering it' from whatever their corporate company is.
I don't *think* I'm allergic, or if I am I have a low number (my almond is Class III and peanut is Class V). I eat out at too many places with pine nuts, and I'm sure I've had cross-x pine nut food in some italian places.
It's "the knowing", ya know? My sesame is getting worse (eczema flare ups on face)...so it's nice to know of the 'low number' allergies just in case.
Adrienne
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30-something survivor of severe peanut/tree nut allergy

Posted on: Mon, 11/13/2006 - 9:27pm
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Just an FYI, Bertucci's does not use any nuts in their pesto or any other entrees or pizzas. The only things that may contain nuts are some of the desserts.

Posted on: Tue, 11/14/2006 - 2:30am
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I was told by the Manager that the only nuts used in the entire restaurant are hazelnuts in one particular dessert. He offered to show me that the prep area for the desserts was entirely separate from the meal section, but it was unnecessary because my PA daughter is not allergic to hazelnuts. I was very impressed with the Manager's concern. REFRESHING!!

Posted on: Tue, 11/14/2006 - 3:25am
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Quote:Originally posted by eklmom:
[b]Just an FYI, Bertucci's does not use any nuts in their pesto or any other entrees or pizzas. The only things that may contain nuts are some of the desserts.[/b]
wow, great! maybe they changed everything after that fatal reaction.
Adrienne
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30-something survivor of severe peanut/tree nut allergy

Posted on: Wed, 11/22/2006 - 11:44am
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They must have made the change after the woman died--I believe in Salem, NH (???). I know it was local because I saw it in the paper before I knew anything about food allergies. I'm happy to hear they learned from their FATAL mistake.
NicoleinNH

Posted on: Thu, 04/12/2007 - 7:20am
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Do you think Bertucci's would be safe for someone who has a shellfish allergy?

Posted on: Thu, 04/12/2007 - 12:39pm
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Bertucci's frequently has shrimp or scallops in some of their dishes. Not sure if it is separate from the other foods like the desert is.

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