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Posted on: Mon, 08/07/2000 - 2:30pm
rmsdreams's picture
Joined: 08/07/2000 - 09:00

I am from the Cleveland Ohio area. My 16 year old son almost died from a reaction to peanut oil/peanuts not even a week ago. He is fine now but it was VERY SCARY!
Since then, we have noticed that all Dairy Qeen's in our area (northeast Ohio) have a sign on/near the door that they use peanuts and peanut oil and if you have an allergy to them you should not eat here in case of contamination.
CHEERS to them for taking upon themselves to care for the health of others!

Posted on: Tue, 08/08/2000 - 5:55am
Linda-Jo's picture
Joined: 07/30/1999 - 09:00

In my previous post I questioned whether giving my daughter the soft serve from the machine was safe, as she has eaten it before with no problems. Just recently, on two occasions, we stopped at DQ for a kiddie cone (choc). The girl advised not to even get the choc. dip as they dip their pnut buster bars in there and there could be traces of pnut in there. So, we just got her the kiddie cone. Shortly after she finished it, she said she felt like she was going to throw up, and shortly after saying this, she did. No hives and no usual symptoms related to her allergy. It wasn't like when she had her anaphylactic reaction. We thought she was excited, as we were just about to board the ferry back home. But this weekend, we went to the beach, and again, thinking DQ was safe, we stopped there and she got her usual kiddie cone. Again, shortly after eating some of it, she vomited. SO now, I'm staying away from DQ, cause I don't know what else to attribute to it! By the way, she's fine -- no major reaction, thank God!

Posted on: Thu, 08/10/2000 - 10:51am
dit's picture
Joined: 03/19/2000 - 09:00

our pennsylvania DQ's have the sign also. I never take my son there but it caught the eye of my mother who thinks I'm nuts! Maybe some day she'll get it?

Posted on: Fri, 08/11/2000 - 9:01am
momof1's picture
Joined: 06/21/2000 - 09:00

Linda-Jo---just curious--where do you live? The DQ by the beach and the ferry sound like So. CA. ???

Posted on: Sat, 08/12/2000 - 12:10am
Linda-Jo's picture
Joined: 07/30/1999 - 09:00

Hi Momof1,
We live in Massachusetts. I'm referring to the Cape Cod beaches and we took the ferry over to Martha's Vineyard. It may not be the DQ, but it's off my list now with all the issues that I've been reading about. Rather be safe than sorry!

Posted on: Sun, 08/20/2000 - 9:15am
PAGirl's picture
Joined: 08/14/2000 - 09:00

At a Dairy Queen in CA, they posted a flyer on their drive-thru window saying that ALL their products MAY CONTAIN PEANUTS!!!! We have just moved to GA, and we have a DQ right by us.We haven't been there yet, and I'm not sure if they have the flyer up in their window, but I'm not eating there, anyway. I don't know if that particular DQ in CA was the only one that had that sign, but better safe than sorry.

Posted on: Mon, 08/21/2000 - 5:52am
CapeCodMom's picture
Joined: 07/12/2000 - 09:00

Linda-Jo: are you talking about the DQ at the West End rotary in Hyannis by any chance? At any rate, I'm staying away from DQ after all these stories. We've had no problems with other soft-serve ice cream, and there are plenty of other places to go.

Posted on: Tue, 08/22/2000 - 1:26am
Linda-Jo's picture
Joined: 07/30/1999 - 09:00

CapeCodMom: I was referring to the DQ in Orleans, on Rt. 6A. Since it happened at two different locations, I don't trust any. We've been to the Sundae School in Dennis with no problems, but it's rather expensive. On our last visit, they were really good in accomodating us with her allergy.

Posted on: Mon, 06/07/1999 - 10:43am
armiger's picture
Joined: 05/15/1999 - 09:00

I have never known a fast food resturaunt not have little cartons of milk! That helps me to justify feeding my daughter fast food..that she is also drinking milk! My youngest is also allergic to dairy..so we get her little cartons of juice. I am surprised that the DQ didn't have either. Tammy

Posted on: Fri, 10/29/1999 - 5:17am
Allen's picture
Joined: 10/29/1999 - 09:00

I have had an allergic experience at the local DQ. A couple months ago, I ordered a banana split Blizzard (think, a banana split whipped into something resembling a milkshake), which generally doesn't have nuts in it -- I had enjoyed many a banana split Blizzard in the past with no problems. With the last spoonful, I felt a crunch in my mouth...to my horror, a peanut chunk somehow found its way into my Blizzard! Fortunately, I spat it out and quickly took two Benadryls. While I was knocked out for the night, I didn't suffer any other serious effects.
I called to complain about it, and one of the people there explained that sometimes, there are loose nut bits on the Blizzard machine. He went on to say that the vibrations from the machine must have shaken some of the nut bits into the Blizzard, and that they usually try to keep the machines clean but sometimes these things happen. After I informed him that I had a potentially fatal peanut allergy, he became much more apologetic and offered me free ice cream there. Um, no thanks.



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