Can we get a list going of foods that are *known* to have caused an exposure?

Posted on: Tue, 04/22/2003 - 11:23am
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I have read so much in so many different places. I am interested in hearing from everyone who have either had a reaction from a food or physically seen peanut in a food thought to be safe. Restaurants too. By "thought to be safe" I mean that there are no peanuts in the ingredients.

For instance, I think I read on here somewhere that someone reacted to Froot Loops. Also, I read somewhere that someone found a PB Ritz in a box of regular Ritz.

But all I have are "someone who knows someone who knows someone...." I am interested in the concrete - you, your child, or your extremely close friend/relative.

For all our concern over Kellogg's, Nabisco, ConAgra, Tide/Bounce, McDonald's, etc. has anyone actually had a reaction?

Carolyn

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Posted on: Tue, 04/22/2003 - 11:32am
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While I understand what you are trying to do, I am not sure it is an appropriate idea for an internet message board. That info, (manufactors, chnage in plants, change on the lines, special warnings and all). Things change so fast and any list we would create would be quickly outdated.
Also, I would be afraid that a new PA parent or person would come upon it and take it as the truth. Look at the Manufactors board and see how some of the threads shift from safe to unsafe. Also, there are many different countries on this board and the safe KitKat bars in CA are not safe in the US.
So, I guess, my answer is that a simple combined list would be useless and quickly outdated. And if it was a seperate thread, it would be miles long and no help to anyone.
I wish it were different! I would love to just hand out a list to school, family etc...

Posted on: Tue, 04/22/2003 - 12:13pm
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Quote:Originally posted by Chicago:
[b]While I understand what you are trying to do, I am not sure it is an appropriate idea for an internet message board. That info, (manufactors, chnage in plants, change on the lines, special warnings and all). Things change so fast and any list we would create would be quickly outdated.
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You are right that it should not be a list to "live by."
I guess the reason I was asking for the imformation is so that I know if my obsessive behavior is warranted. I mean, do people REALLY have reactions to "may contains?" If a peanut-free facility really all that necessary? I know that is an issue I must determine my own comfort zone with, but this is one way for me to do so - collect data.
So, maybe I should rephrase my question. Let's not make a list. Can you just tell me if you ever had a reaction to something NOT labeled with peanuts as an ingredient.
Carolyn

Posted on: Tue, 04/22/2003 - 12:18pm
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Quote:Originally posted by Chicago:
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Look at the Manufactors board and see how some of the threads shift from safe to unsafe.
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That is why I am asking. I mean "safe" and "unsafe" by whose perception? Did someone actually have a reaction to make something go to "unsafe?" that is what I am after.
Quote:Originally posted by Chicago:
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And if it was a seperate thread, it would be miles long and no help to anyone.
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hmmmm... I am not after a list of SAFE foods. I think everyone should develop their own after research. I am after known foods that were at one point unsafe to someone who consumed them. Any list would hopefully be short! And it would not be passed out to others as a list of foods to buy.
Carolyn
Sorry to make 2 replies out of this!

Posted on: Tue, 04/22/2003 - 12:35pm
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I can see what you are asking. People say to avoid Kraft, ConAgra, Nestle USA, Pillsbury, Nabisco, etc...
You are asking.. what products have people actually had reactions to.
For me, I have never had reactions to anything from a major food company (ie: Kraft, Nabisco, Nestle, Kelloggs, etc). It has always been baked goods from a bakery, or a no-name chocolate bar.

Posted on: Tue, 04/22/2003 - 1:51pm
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Hi My dd had a reaction from Nestle Flipz pretzels (chocolate covered pretzels). This was a quite a while ago, maybe 4-5 years I'm not sure. I gave her one and she took a bite. She cried telling me that there was peanuts in there. I told her there wasnt (oops! didn't understand how this all worked) I rinsed her mouth out with water. She ended up vomiting, but was okay. I then checked the label and it did say "may contain".
She has however had other "may contain" products without problems. She tends to know better than I would if there are pn in something and this seems to work for us.
Maggie

Posted on: Tue, 04/22/2003 - 4:47pm
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Our son had a reaction to a "may contain" popsicle. He also had a reaction to a cheesecake from a bakery with no warning at all on the package. No more bakery items for us.

Posted on: Wed, 04/23/2003 - 1:36am
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Kelloggs Raisin Bran (USA) believe to be a tree nut reaction.
Graeters ice cream. (in OHIO)
Bath and Body Works Lotions (skin reaction from tree nut oil)
Jaime

Posted on: Wed, 04/23/2003 - 2:57am
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TWO PN reactions (hives, oral itching/swelling) from two different lots of canned coconut milk- Thai Kitchen brand.
(pn are handled in a physically separate portion of the facility, coconut processed on a dedicated line... was assured no risk of cross-contamination-more than once.)
EGG reactions (hives/queasiness) from salad dressings without any warnings/ingredients on labels- Bernstein's light as well as Kraft. Egg reactions also from cross-contaminated pasta, not labeled with egg.

Posted on: Wed, 04/23/2003 - 3:33am
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Corvallis Mom,
What kind of pasta was the egg cross-contamination?
Andrea

Posted on: Wed, 04/23/2003 - 8:53am
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It was (I think) American Beauty pasta- just a taste that dd got accidentally before I could call to verify their protocols.
While they are exceptionally good for those who are PA/TNA, they comingle lines with egg/egg-free products... though their cleaning protocols sounded very good to me, the CSR and I were both forced to the conclusion that this might (sadly) not be enough for some who have a very low threshold for reactions. To the best of my knowledge, Barilla is the only widely available (in the US) pasta that is run on dedicated egg-free lines... [i]however[/i](ominously) they include pn oil in some of their filled pastas. (What a trade-off, eh?) And yes, I do understand this is a risk... but it seems the smaller one to me since it is pn *oil* which is low in protein to start with... and it isn't in everything that they make. The other pastas are very clearly cross-contaminated with actual egg protein. (Just so I don't get slammed for this.)
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