Burger King !

Posted on: Tue, 04/01/2003 - 1:13am
beansmama's picture
Joined: 10/03/2002 - 09:00

We've taken our PA daughter to Burger King 100 times and never had any problems. We went there Sunday night, and she ate the same thing she always eats - chicken tenders and fries.

By the time we got home, she was covered in hives - and had been scratching herself in the car - and now her little legs are all scabbed over. I feel so badly for her....but I'm pretty furious about the fact that she's reacting to "something" at BK.

Has this happened to any of you? I mean, taking your kid to a place that you are certain is safe, and they end up having a reaction?

I'm starting to be fearful of taking her out of the house!


Posted on: Tue, 04/01/2003 - 2:20am
AnMaMc's picture
Joined: 01/25/2000 - 09:00

Does your Burger King have a play area where there could be some contamination from other children that may have bothered your child? Your thread didn't mention if you ate there or took the food home. If you ate there, I would be more inclined to think cross-contamination somehow (tables, chairs, play areas, etc) and less likely to think of something she ate. Did you check with the manager for any changes?
I feel for your daughter and you. This has happened over the years to my 8-year old son and sometimes you never can find the culprit. It's frustrating when a reaction happens at a place we feel is "safe". I hope your daughter is better!!!!

Posted on: Tue, 04/01/2003 - 3:16am
Bootsy's picture
Joined: 11/13/2002 - 09:00

Have you seen the prior posts on this Board regarding Burger King's new deep fried pb&j mini sandwiches. I am not sure if these are actually in the stores yet - we don't eat at burger king very often - but what was discussed on the Boards is the fact that having PB placed in the deep fryer could potentially cause a big cross-contamination issue. Since your daughter seems to have reacted to deep fryed foods, maybe this is the reason. Just a thought. Hope your daughter is feeling better.
I re-raised the prior Burger King discussion - you can find it in the Main Discussion section.
[This message has been edited by Bootsy (edited April 01, 2003).]

Posted on: Tue, 04/01/2003 - 6:47am
beansmama's picture
Joined: 10/03/2002 - 09:00

There actually isn't a playground at the one we ate at - and oddly enough, we had brought the food home.
Our BK's do not have fried PBJ's yet...but rest assured, if and when they do....we won't be eating there again.

Posted on: Tue, 04/01/2003 - 6:49am
beansmama's picture
Joined: 10/03/2002 - 09:00

I guess saying "by the time we got home" doesn't make much sense, since my husband brought the food home and we weren't even in the car with him. I'm confusing two different days here! LOL!
But, we did eat BK at home, after DH had picked up it on his way home from work.

Posted on: Tue, 04/01/2003 - 8:22am
Corvallis Mom's picture
Joined: 05/22/2001 - 09:00

About a year ago, our dd had just a hamburger patty from BK (no bun, no nothing) and broke into hives. I didn't mention it because she is MFA... so a lot of fast food options others here have we don't (we accept that- just explaining why I never posted about it) We always assumed it was soy or egg, but your story has me wondering some. Ours was a one-time deal, so I don't know if it would have been a regular thing or not, but she needed Benedryl.

Posted on: Wed, 04/02/2003 - 5:58am
KarenD's picture
Joined: 01/11/2003 - 09:00

I just pulled out their ingredient listing I printed off the internet. There whopper and burger patties are 100% inspected ground beef, but there bk back porch patties have Natural flavoring that is not listed. Don't know if this helps, but thought I would print it.

Posted on: Wed, 04/02/2003 - 7:26am
caryn's picture
Joined: 11/20/2002 - 09:00

Is your child allergic to tree nuts? Our BK has pecan pie -- maybe there was residue on the items you purchased or cross contamination?

Posted on: Sat, 04/19/2003 - 9:05am
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Joined: 04/19/2003 - 09:00

I've become violently ill though not the usuall peanut reaction after eating in BK. I had trouble breathing, but my throat did not close up and an upset stomach. The first time I thought it was a virus going through the schools (I was running a children's museum at the time). The second time it was something in the food. They say they don't use Peanut Oil - but something made me sick, so I don't eat there ever.

Posted on: Mon, 04/21/2003 - 10:15am
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Joined: 09/23/2002 - 09:00

Quote:Originally posted by Bootsy:
[b]Have you seen the prior posts on this Board regarding Burger King's new deep fried pb&j mini sandwiches. I am not sure if these are actually in the stores yet - we don't eat at burger king very often - but what was discussed on the Boards is the fact that having PB placed in the deep fryer could potentially cause a big cross-contamination issue.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: England, Chester
> Sent: Monday, April 21, 2003 9:38 AM
> To: 'motherbear@hotmail.com'
> Subject: Peanut Butter Sandwiches
> Thank you very much for taking the time to call with regard to the rumor going
around on the [url="http://www.peanutallergy.com"]www.peanutallergy.com[/url] website that Burger King restaurants would
be selling fried peanut butter sandwiches in its restaurants at some time in the
near future. I understand that this information was originally picked up from a
short article in a past edition of "USA Today."
> Let me assure you that Burger King Corporation does not currently market, nor
does it have any intention, at this time, of marketing such a product.
> You have our permission to post this e-mail to the above website. If you have
any other questions, please let me know.
> Sincerely,
> Chet England
> Senior Director - Product Safety & Regulatory
> Burger King Corporation
> (305)378-7038
> (305)378-3402 Fax
> [email]cengland@whopper.com[/email]

Posted on: Mon, 05/26/2003 - 4:11am
sebastian's picture
Joined: 05/26/2003 - 09:00

We ate at Bk (the nuggets and fries)for some time then the last time my daughter had a horrible reaction. We had to use the epi pen.
So no more BK for us!! I called the company and they assured me that the nuggets/fries were safe but obviously they are not.
(I know it was BK too because it was the only thing my daughter ate within the 2 hour time frame) Also one other weird thing was that the night she had the reaction she took a bite of the nugget and spit it out which she never had done before.

Posted on: Fri, 06/13/2003 - 2:29am
virginia mom's picture
Joined: 03/12/2003 - 09:00

My daughter had her first PA reaction after eating at Burger King. She had eaten a hamburger "kids meal" with french fries. Less than two hours later, her right eye was swollen to the size of a golf ball and she was covered in hives. I believe there is definitely something "peanutty" at Burger King and they are either too stubborn or stupid to admit it.

Posted on: Sat, 06/14/2003 - 12:44am
robinlp's picture
Joined: 05/14/2002 - 09:00

There seem to have been tons of reactions at BK lately! Does anyone know why?

Posted on: Sat, 06/14/2003 - 12:52am
Love my C's picture
Joined: 04/03/2002 - 09:00

We don't eat there anymore either. Last time my son had chicken there, which should have been safe for his other allergies as well, he started scratching at his arm while still eating.
I think it may have been cross-contamination with his food being cooked in the same oil as either fish or soy. Then there is also all that sesame floating around there too.
Do you know for sure if your children are not allergic to fish or sesame?

Posted on: Sat, 06/14/2003 - 1:23am
erik's picture
Joined: 05/15/2001 - 09:00

Quote:Originally posted by robinlp:
[b]There seem to have been tons of reactions at BK lately! Does anyone know why?[/b]
Yes, there's Wendy's, McDonald's, Harvey's, A&W, ... but it seems Burger King causes the most problems.

Posted on: Mon, 08/11/2003 - 8:51am
MeCash's picture
Joined: 04/18/2001 - 09:00

Burger King is one fast-food restaurant that has made ME sick, more than once. I still don't know what I'm allergic to (not PN, as both my kids ARE PA).
My PA DS has eaten there with his father, before I mentioned to him the potential PN/cross contamination possibilities and my experiences with BK, and he finally stopped taking him... but he never reacted. However, he also HATED the fries and would only take a bite of the burger and toss it all in the trash. He just wanted the toy, but hated the food. He does not do this to McD's burgers... or fries.

Posted on: Mon, 02/23/2004 - 7:37am
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Joined: 09/23/2002 - 09:00


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