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Posted on: Tue, 01/28/2003 - 6:45am
Jodi2boys's picture
Joined: 01/23/2003 - 09:00

Our DQ here (CT), has a poster right on the door stating that they use peanuts and there's no guarantee that there's no contamination (exact wording??). We definetly don't go there! What about donut shops or other ice cream places?? Does anyone trust those?

Posted on: Sat, 02/22/2003 - 11:44pm
teacher's picture
Joined: 11/02/2000 - 09:00

DQ is where my son has his FIRST reaction ... [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/frown.gif[/img]
Just this summer our local DQ posted signs everywhere that warn of peanut contamination...

Posted on: Thu, 05/31/2007 - 12:38am
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

I have allowed my child to eat the soft serve at the mall. I believe the vanilla and chocolate soft serve is pb free, but I haven't let him in a long time. I had them wash their hands and put in a cup that was still packaged in the back. Now that we have Rita's I just go there if he wants something.

Posted on: Thu, 05/31/2007 - 12:49am
bethc's picture
Joined: 04/18/2005 - 09:00

Actually, somewhere on DQ's website, they advise people with peanut allergies that all food made in their restaurants is potentially cross-contaminated. They recommend the factory-produced frozen treats that don't have warning labels, which currently are only the Dilly Bars, I believe. Make sure you get the factory-produced Dilly Bars that are in plastic, sealed bags inside the sealed box. DQ's will also make Dilly Bars on site and put them in paper wrappers inside an unsealed box; these are likely to be cross-contaminated.

Posted on: Thu, 05/31/2007 - 1:35am
mcmom's picture
Joined: 06/15/2004 - 09:00

Our local DQ has a sign warning that they do not recommend anyone with PA eat there due to cross contamination, we totally avoid it.

Posted on: Thu, 05/31/2007 - 1:57am
hapi2bgf's picture
Joined: 04/22/2004 - 09:00

That's what I figured. We have never let her eat their before, but summer camp sent home a note about an ice cream party from Dairy Queen. I'll just send her own ice cream for the party. Thanks again!

Posted on: Thu, 05/31/2007 - 4:09am
mistey's picture
Joined: 01/18/2004 - 09:00

I worked at a Dairy Queen in college and I would personally NEVER let my ds eat anything from there. The peanuts that they put on peanut buster parfaits are in a big cylinder with a crank on the top. You put the parfait under the tube and turn the crank. Peanuts always bounced out of the cup and landed on the floor, on the counter on the server and everywhere else. Upon arriving home I often would have a peanut in my shoe!
I was totally unaware of PA back then. But everyone would just swipe them off the counters with their hand or a rag. It was NEVER disinfected after coming in contact with peanuts. Of course it was periodically throughout the day, but not BECAUSE it came in contact with something.

Posted on: Thu, 05/31/2007 - 8:06am
chanda4's picture
Joined: 12/14/2006 - 09:00

I also worked at Dairy Queen in highschool and college...do not chance it, really!(IMO). The spicket the icecream comes out is often shoved down inside peanut butster parfates, or blizards(after the chandy is dropped in) so any traces may remain on the spicket(as they fill each item with icecream). Sure the icecream itself is safe, but waaaaaaaay too many chances of it becoming contaminated.
Not to mention the mixers are used on all shakes and blizzards and only water rinsed between items(if at all).
I have a hard time getting my mom to understand this, yes the icecream is safe, but the spicket it comes out of is NOT....thus the ice cream itself would have VERY HIGH chance of containing any one of those toppings. They don't have dedicated ice cream cone machines, the ice cream dispenser/spicket is used on every item ordered....so think about it. HUGS
Chanda(mother of 4)
Sidney-8 (beef and chocolate, grasses, molds, weeds, guinea pig & asthma)
Jake-6 (peanut, all tree nuts, eggs, trees, grasses, weeds, molds, cats, dogs, guinea pig & eczema & asthma)
Carson-3 1/2 (milk, soy, egg, beef and pork, cats, dog, guinea pig and EE)
Savannah-1 (milk and egg)

Posted on: Thu, 05/31/2007 - 10:18am
MommyMegan's picture
Joined: 12/07/2005 - 09:00

Never, never, never!!!
The sign on the drive thru window tells me what I need to know "Nothing coming out of this window can be guranteed that it has not come in contact with peanuts" or something really similar.

Posted on: Thu, 05/31/2007 - 11:04pm
hapi2bgf's picture
Joined: 04/22/2004 - 09:00

lol. Well I have never actually even eaten at a dairy queen, nor driven or walked up to the window. Everything about the place looks questionable to me, even before I entered the land of allergies.
We don't eat soft serve ice cream or milk shakes because of the contamination issues. If we want a milk shake, I make them at home [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img]
Thanks for the advice!



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