Chicken Teriyaki School Lunch caused reaction

Posted on: Fri, 02/15/2002 - 10:51pm
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My son ate Chicken Teriyaki for school lunch resulting in a severe reaction requiring emergency room care. His only known food allergy is peanuts and there are none listed on the label. The school and myself are both doing investigations with the Chartwells, the food service provider. I'll post a response when available.

My son has eaten this lunch before without incidence. Chartwells provides school lunches fore many school, so I'm sure this is a common item. The end manufacturer is Puerre Foods in Cincinnati, OH. I don't want to unfairly accuse these companies, but I don't want any of you to experience what my husband and I did yesterday. With PA, better safe then sorry. No more school lunches for us!

Posted on: Sat, 02/16/2002 - 10:04am
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Ugh, I'm so sorry for your son.
One thought, though. Is it possible that your son has become allergic to soy, since teriyaki sauce would almost certainly contain soy, and soybeans and peanuts are both legumes?
This popped into my head because my PA son has since also become allergic to soy [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/frown.gif[/img]
FWIW,
Debbie

Posted on: Sun, 02/17/2002 - 2:03pm
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It's quite possible that any teriyaki sauce may be cross contaminated with peanuts. I can think of several Asian style sauces that contain peanuts. Does the company that made the lunch produce other sauces?
It could also be a sesame allergy... sesame seeds and sesame oil are a common ingredient in teriyaki sauces.
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Cheryl, mom to Jason (4) and Joey (2)

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