Cooking with peanut oil

Posted on: Wed, 01/03/2001 - 1:03am
bahdah2's picture
Offline
Joined: 01/03/2001 - 09:00

My husband just took a second job in a restaurant that uses peanut oil. Does anyone know what precautions he has to take before our son gets a kiss from dad. Is there any residue on his clothing ???

Posted on: Wed, 01/03/2001 - 10:40am
Claire's picture
Offline
Joined: 04/19/2000 - 09:00

I was told by the doctor that peanut oil is not as severe. However we have always avoided it. Maybe you could talk to your allergist about this. I know that our allergist is excellent with any questions we have. Take care claire

Posted on: Thu, 01/04/2001 - 2:23pm
Chris PeanutAllergy Com's picture
Offline
Joined: 04/25/2001 - 09:00

What country are you located in?
What process is used cold or hot?
You should do some research on the differences and decide if there is a possibility of unsafe peanut oil being used at any time. You may want to think about questions such as "Do they always use the same supplier and manufacturer?" "Is there something in place so that you would be alerted of any changes?"
There are many questions you need to be answered before you will know if this environment is a safety issue for your peanut allergic person.
------------------
Stay Safe,
[email]"Chris@PeanutAllergy.Com"[/email]

Posted on: Thu, 01/04/2001 - 2:28pm
Chris PeanutAllergy Com's picture
Offline
Joined: 04/25/2001 - 09:00

I forgot to mention that you can do a search on these boards. Click on search on the top right side of most of these board pages and try searching for "peanut oil", you will find many threads on this topic.
Be sure the "Search Forum/Archive:" is on "Search All Open Forums and Archives" so you will be searching all of the forums on these boards.
Keep us informed on what you decide to do and why.
------------------
Stay Safe,
[email]"Chris@PeanutAllergy.Com"[/email]

Posted on: Tue, 01/09/2001 - 9:09am
Frances's picture
Offline
Joined: 11/28/2000 - 09:00

It is my understanding that the PA person is not allergic to peanut oils. Oil is made up of lipids which are long, slim molecular chains. The PA person reacts to the protein in peanuts (which are big globular molecular units). My allergist went as far as to say my son could drink a quart of peanut oil and not have a reaction. However, there is a chance of a protein being in the oil if it is the gourmet, cold-pressed type which might be used in a gourmet food. I have sneaked some peanut oil into a muffin I made for my son just because I was out of vegetable oil and I trust my allergist--my son wouldn't eat it because of the faint taste (peanut of course). However I constantly receive comments from people about the dangers of PA because of all the peanut oils used! I've never read anything on this topic. What does someone out there know?

Posted on: Tue, 01/09/2001 - 11:16am
AmyR's picture
Offline
Joined: 09/26/2000 - 09:00

I have a friend who's daughter had a reaction from peanut oil in pizza just this past week. I have heard of a few others on this site that have also had reactions.

Posted on: Tue, 01/09/2001 - 12:15pm
anonymous's picture
Offline
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

Hi Frances - I answered your question (I hope) under the Schools section, in the thread about Soybean Oil. I quoted a study SharonA copied onto the board about peanut oil - very informative.

Posted on: Tue, 01/09/2001 - 1:04pm
Chris PeanutAllergy Com's picture
Offline
Joined: 04/25/2001 - 09:00

I had a long talk with the father of a 17 year old that died from his peanut allergy, and the father told me he died from ingesting peanut oil.
Again look up the information as to the different kinds of processes etc..
Would you take the chance with your child that no one has changed the product they use? (or that a manufacturer or importer etc. doesn't change the product?)
Imagine if they replaced it with the OTHER kind and did not think to alert you. Many things can go wrong when dealing with safe or not safe peanut oil.
Why take the chance?
------------------
Stay Safe,
[email]"Chris@PeanutAllergy.Com"[/email]

Posted on: Wed, 01/10/2001 - 3:15am
bahdah2's picture
Offline
Joined: 01/03/2001 - 09:00

I would never let my PA son injest peanut oil wether it was deemed safe or not but my question was if you cook with it is there a residue on clothing etc. The oil is hot and used for deepfrying.
Thanks for all your comments !

Posted on: Wed, 01/10/2001 - 4:00am
TheDaddy's picture
Offline
Joined: 06/13/2000 - 09:00

Whenever we go into a restaurant to see if they are cooking with peanut oil, our two highly PA girls start having breathing problems, which is why they stay outside while I go inside to check.
If your job requires you to cook with peanut oil, I think I would change clothes and shower immendiately on coming home. Any peanut fumes at all could be a problem.

Posted on: Wed, 01/10/2001 - 6:26am
BATTY's picture
Offline
Joined: 12/04/2000 - 09:00

When me and my wife eat at a mexican food restaurant that cooks in peanut oil. We have to brush our teeth and wash our hands well.
A friend of our said she has to take bath and change her clothes when she eats there because her daughter is so allergic. I would be extra cautious if I had to work with peanut oil. My son has had a reaction to a turkey being deep fried in peanut oil in the next door neighbors yard.

Posted on: Wed, 01/10/2001 - 4:41pm
rebekahc's picture
Offline
Joined: 12/02/1999 - 09:00

I have worked in 2 different restaurant kitchens and always came home permeated with the grease they cooked in. If my husband was to take a job deep frying with peanut oil he would have to take lots of precautions before even entering the house. He would have to leave his work clothes and shoes sealed in a plastic bag - preferably in the car trunk and shower as soon as he walked in the door or even better before heading home. He also would not be able to wash his work clothes in the washer and dryer the family uses. If he wore his work clothes while driving after work I would not drive his car and might not even ride in it. Those are just a few of the things I can think of off the top of my head...
Rebekah

More Community Posts

Peanut Free and Nut Free Community

create a new community post
Latest Post by penelope Mon, 10/14/2019 - 12:56pm
Comments: 0
Latest Post by penelope Mon, 10/14/2019 - 12:52pm
Comments: 1
Latest Post by Italia38 Tue, 10/08/2019 - 12:19pm
Comments: 3
Latest Post by Italia38 Tue, 10/08/2019 - 12:18pm
Comments: 1
Latest Post by penelope Mon, 10/07/2019 - 7:19pm
Comments: 2
Latest Post by penelope Mon, 10/07/2019 - 7:16pm
Comments: 10
Latest Post by penelope Mon, 10/07/2019 - 7:13pm
Comments: 13
Latest Post by penelope Mon, 10/07/2019 - 7:10pm
Comments: 9
Latest Post by mom2two Mon, 09/16/2019 - 1:03pm
Comments: 18
Latest Post by desmond Mon, 09/16/2019 - 1:00pm
Comments: 1
Latest Post by desmond Mon, 09/16/2019 - 12:58pm
Comments: 19
Latest Post by TeddyCan Mon, 09/09/2019 - 4:32pm
Comments: 10
Latest Post by DTurner Mon, 09/09/2019 - 4:31pm
Comments: 5
Latest Post by B.M.18 Mon, 09/09/2019 - 4:30pm
Comments: 3
Latest Post by abolitionist146 Mon, 09/09/2019 - 4:28pm
Comments: 2
Latest Post by nutfreenyc Mon, 09/09/2019 - 4:19pm
Comments: 4
Latest Post by AllergicTeen2 Mon, 09/09/2019 - 4:18pm
Comments: 2
Latest Post by PeanutAllergy.com Fri, 09/06/2019 - 1:52pm
Comments: 1

More Articles

You might have wondered if small amounts of an ingredient can be added to a food product without being declared on the food’s label. The FDA...

Is it possible to eat your way to a food allergy cure? Scientists think it’s...

There are many reasons why you may want to substitute almond flour for wheat flour in recipes. Of course, if you have a...

Not all oils are created equal. Some oils are high in saturated fats or in trans-fatty acids – not good for general health. Some are partially...

It may never be safe to begin feeding peanut butter to your baby or toddler if you have peanut allergies in your family. If either parent or one...

More Articles

More Articles

What is a peanut allergy? It is a reaction that occurs in the body after eating peanuts or peanut...

For those with severe food allergies, flying can be a stressful process. Here are...

Approximately one out of 13 children under age 18 are allergic to at least one food, though many of them will outgrow their allergy by the age of...

Fact 1: Over a third of food allergy reactions happen after the first known oral...

The reason why some people are affected by allergies while others are not begins in their genes. Allergies are passed down from generation to...

Here’s a tip that might someday save your life, or that of a loved one: two to four times a year, review the proper way to use your epinephrine...

Lactose intolerance is the inability to process lactose, a sugar found in milk, caused by the lack of a needed enzyme. Those with lactose...

Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act (FALCPA)

An important part of peanut allergy awareness was enacted on January 1, 2006...

Tomato allergies are very rare. They are a "type 1 allergy," which means a contact allergy. When a person with this type of allergy touches a...

Milk allergies are becoming more common, especially in babies and small children. There is some confusion about what is an allergic reaction and...

Recognizing food allergy in babies or toddlers is not always easy, but there are specific risk factors and signs that parents and other caregivers...

Burlap bags are often used to store and ship coffee beans, potatoes, rice, seeds, nuts, and peanuts. They can be one of the disguised...

People with pollen allergies need to stay away from some foods. If you have allergic rhinitis in the spring or fall, you may not realize that you...

Of course, everyone knows that if you have a peanut allergy that you should avoid peanuts, peanut butter, peanut butter cookies and foods that...

Eating at a nut-free lunch table in school is a safety precaution that causes some students to feel isolated from their peers. Unfortunately,...