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Hi, I just wanted to share some information with all of you concerning Burger King restaurants. We have been eating at burger king for all of my pa son's 7 yrs. and never had a problem until this weekend when he had a breakfast meal there and promptly broke out in hives that lasted all day!! When we got him taken vare of I called the restaurant to have the asst. manager tell me she was to busy to help me. So I got on to the web site for burger king and discovered that everything he ate contained "Hydrolized Vegetable Oil" but no listing of what vegetable, So yesterday I got on the phone and contacted the store manager who informed me that yes as far as she knows the hydrologized oil does contain peanuts and that the only thing safe for my son in burger king restaurants is soda and hamburgers without buns as the buns may contain peanuts or traces of peanuts. Hope this helps some of you out there, I personally am going to stay away from burger king from now on. christyn

On Oct 24, 2000

Is this a privately owned BUrger King or one of the franchises? I also went to the website [url="http://www.burgerking.com"]www.burgerking.com[/url] and found that if you look in the section marked ingredients and then look in the section marked "other" they list the ingredients to partially hydrogenated vegetabel shortening and it does not include peanut oil. I failed to see any peanut products in any of their ingredients on that web site so I am wondering perhaps if this particular burger king is privately run and therefore not subject to the same quality checks as a franchise?

On Oct 24, 2000

I had no idea there was a difference. How do you know? Ask the manager?

My son just at at McDonald's for the first time in his 2 year life. My husband spoke to the manager before ordering and confirmed that they were cooking with soybean oil. I figure that's what we're always going to have to do if we want my son to eat there.

On Oct 24, 2000

Mom2two, If you look at the ingredients in the sausage patty it states"Prepared in partially hydrogenated vegetable shortening." The manager at the store where we ate told me over the phone that she knows that that shortening is not safe for people with peanut allergies. As far as I know it is a corporate store. I just wanted to share what I found with others as I found out while researching peanut allergies both on this site and others that hydrongenated vegetable stuff should be avoided unless it states what vegetable it is.

On Oct 24, 2000

Just to add to everything you just said, (edited), don't forget how much fat is in McDonald's food. We really don't eat there much at all but had to last Friday in a pinch (my groceries were an hour and 45 minutes late being delivered).

On Oct 24, 2000

yarnwoman, yes, the ingredient DOES list partially hydrogenated vegetable shortening. But THEN if you go to the "other" choice on the ingredient list it will tell you what that shortening is made with! And it doesn't list peanut oil. I was only asking because this store may do its buying from sources that are not used by franchise bk's.

On Oct 24, 2000

All I can say is I was told verbally on the phone by a manager that it does contain peanut and the only thing my son would be able to eat was soda and possibly a hamburger patty without the bun. this is a corporate store so I don't know about franchises that do their own thing. forgive me for trying to let people know what an actual person said not just an ingredient list that is on line. This manager took time out of her day to check with corporate headquarters and they said nothing is safe. I thought I was doing people a favor to share that information. next time I will keep the information to myself.

On Oct 24, 2000

yarnwoman- Please don't stop posting warnings about food! I found what the manager told you at BK very interesting and frightening. I will definately not allow my son to eat there without checking with our local one first.

On Oct 24, 2000

I just want to say I appreciate both yarnwoman's and mom2two's comments. I don't think mom2two is challenging or undermining the first post, she is just exploring further and trying to get to the bottom of this little mystery. There seems to be a discrepency b/t what a manager told yarnwoman and what is posted on BK's website. That's good to know.

On Oct 24, 2000

Has anyone else noticed the "special" peanut butter cheese cake at BK? We need to be aware of cross contamination.

On Oct 25, 2000

Hello, I just joined this group and wow everyone should take a deep breath. Never listen to what a person says especially if they say they think so. In dealing with a life threatning subject you have to be sure. If I took what waitress or waiters or even managers said my son would not be here today. I learned so much from the food allery network it has news letters that are execellent. As for McDonald or Burger king my son has been fine eating there. I never get him any desserts there because the Mcflurrys have cross-contaminaion so just skip the dessert. I thought that when it listed hydrogenated veg. oil they by law had to list its source. Thank you Jody

On Oct 25, 2000

yarnwoman, you have misinterpretated my posts. I do not argue with you that the manager told you it was not safe. I am just wondering why the BK website does not list peanut oil in their hydrogenated shortening and wondered perhaps the reason the bk was not safe that you went to is because its independently owned and not a franchise. I would certainly not go to that bk again if I were you but I still am wondering if this is true of all bk's.

On Oct 25, 2000

First I want to apologize for what I said in some ways this is still all new to me and the fact that there are places out there that don't tell you things is scary. My son has never had worse then hives so far but it scares me to death all the same. I just wanted people to know along the same lines of the pillsbury cookies mentioned above that there are some BK's out there who don't go by the same ingredients and that even those who say here are our ingredients showing you the corporate listing but they do know that peanuts are in what is being used in their store. I am going to ask to read things from now on and not go by the list that is posted on the wall.

On Oct 25, 2000

Howdy to all, I had to make a new screen name, because I have AOL at work registered to me and I happen to be elsewhere this evening catching up on the PA boards. Ok, we all need to realize that there is NO FAST FOOD place safe for our kids. Not a single one, they can change vendors like we change undies. Always keep that in the back of your minds. WOrking in the health care field, i see our dietary dept. change vendors all the time. Our BK here is privately owned, by a very nice man and his wife, he owns about 13 of them around town and a few other restraunts. He told me that he buys from Gordons and US FOODS, but a few years ago he bought from rykoff sexton, then changed over to Gordons over night because of price comparsion. He also said that you msut remmber the employee turn over in a fst food place and that most of them are HS kids trying to make a buck or two. He has educated his employees on food allergies or at least he attempts to get to each and every new one, and he posts the allergy alerts from FAN, but he says some people can be absent minded and if the parents and kids ate there last week or even a day ago, they should contimue to ask, because it can change over night. Another thing, can we all get along, I think everyone of us, is in this for the right reason, and always remember, everyones opinion is their own, on this site, no one is ever always right or always wrong either. We just want what is best for our kids, or if we are adults maybe they are offering us advice to help our kids grow up with this stupid thing called PA and all the other allergies that is causes or comes with it. If we used up all the energy it takes to get nasty with someone on the site and put it to good research or good efforts towards the FDa or the politcians (especially American ones) to get the word out about PA, we might get a little further with our CURE for our kids. Just thought i would add that. So if you are ever in the South Bend area of Indiana, you can check the Quality dining webisite at [url="http://www.qualitydining.com"]www.qualitydining.com[/url] and you will see their list of ingridients for the day.

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