Cooking with peanut oil

Posted on: Wed, 01/03/2001 - 1:03am
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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
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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
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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.
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Posted on: Thu, 01/04/2001 - 2:28pm
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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.
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Posted on: Tue, 01/09/2001 - 9:09am
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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
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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
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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
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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?
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Posted on: Wed, 01/10/2001 - 3:15am
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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
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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
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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.

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