Do You Keep a Peanut/Tree Nut Free Home?

Posted on: Tue, 02/18/2003 - 11:34pm
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I have probably asked this question before, but I can't remember, so I'm asking again. This stems from jussjenni's thread under Reactions/Stories where I made the assumption that *most* of us have peanut free homes. However, if I haven't asked that question before, how can I make that assumption.

This is, in no way, any attempt to comment on any member's comfort zone and I hope people will have respect for people's comfort zones in this thread. It's simply a question based on an assumption and also an okay question. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Yes, I do, totally. We are peanut and tree nut free which means no peanut or tree nut products, no "may contain peanuts or tree nuts", no "made in a plant that manufactures peanuts or tree nuts". Totally peanut/tree nut free.

Why? None of the family eat any of those things anymore or feel the need to to ensure Jesse's safety.

Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

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Posted on: Tue, 02/18/2003 - 11:41pm
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I tried keeping PB outside on the picnic table so I could sneak a sandwich now and then. I felt so guilty, so sick that I tossed the jar the next day.
We do not allow any peanut products in the house. Not even in MIL's room. Nothing.
Not even in the dog food.
Peg

Posted on: Wed, 02/19/2003 - 12:11am
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Since I am not allergic to tree nuts, I don't have a tree nut-free home.
For example, right now we have a box of Godiva chocolates in our home. It contains chocolates that have tree nuts (hazelnuts, walnuts, etc). I eat the nut-free chocolates, and Nancy eats the ones with nuts. But since I am not allergic to tree nuts, this product is in our home.
Regarding peanuts - since I have a peanut allergy, we do not keep any peanut products in our home. However, we do have "may contains".
Nancy's friend gave her some Cadbury "Snowflake" chocolate bars she picked up in the store (made in New Zealand). The label says "may contain peanuts". They are in our house, but there is no risk to me as I won't be eating them. There is Breyers vanilla ice cream in the freezer which my girlfriend eats that says "may contain peanuts", but I don't eat it (well, I have occasionally eaten it as I don't really think there is any risk from that product).
So my answer is we don't have any peanut products in our home, but you probably will find some "may contain" products.
And since I am not allergic to tree nuts, I don't concern myself too much with those products (although I usually don't eat any nut products as a precaution).
[This message has been edited by erik (edited February 19, 2003).]

Posted on: Wed, 02/19/2003 - 12:28am
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we have an absolutely peanut and treenut free home. that includes may contains; even for the non allergic members of the family. i do this because it feels like the right thing (for me) to do for the girls (two are pa) and my husband (who is tna, possibly pa). i want home to be THE place where everything is okay and they don't have to be one bit different than anyone else. wow...that's the shortest reply i've ever posted. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] joey

Posted on: Wed, 02/19/2003 - 12:49am
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Totally PN & TN free.
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Posted on: Wed, 02/19/2003 - 12:58am
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I have a predominantly peanut, tree nut and egg free home. I do not purchase may contains from shared lines, but will purchase may contains with "manufactured in a plant that uses peanuts" for my non-pa son to eat.
take care
deb

Posted on: Wed, 02/19/2003 - 12:59am
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We have a Peanut & tree nut free home. I also try to keep may contains out of the house too. DD is only one with food allergies.
I stay nut & peanut free mainly because I'm afraid I might accidently give her something with nuts or peanuts if they were in the house. It's just easier to stay peanut/nut free.
Lea

Posted on: Wed, 02/19/2003 - 1:04am
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Totally pn and tn free. Matthew is only allergic to peanuts but we got told not to give any nuts.
We had peanutbutter in the house, my husband loves it, but we through it out Rob felt guilty everytime he had any I bought him soy nut butter he seems to like it.
At Valentines My husband bought me a box of Lindor Truffels, may contain, but they were gone in less than 24 hrs and I waited til Matthew was asleep. That was the only may contain product in the house.
Godiva has no peanuts? Sounds great to me.
I have got to say that Eric is my hero without you here I think that I would go through chocolate withdrawl. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img]
Andrea

Posted on: Wed, 02/19/2003 - 1:19am
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Hi Andrea,
Yes.. I checked with Godiva, and they do not use any peanuts. They told me in the store that peanuts are a "low quality" nut and to use them would lower their reputation as a high quality chocolatier.
They only use high quality nuts like hazelnuts, walnuts, etc.
So I eat Godiva since they do not use peanuts.
Of course, you may not want to eat the Godiva chcolates that have nuts in them, if you want to avoid nuts as sometimes we have the worry that there could be cross contamination with peanuts.
But I eat the Godiva chcolates without nuts and they are quite good, but very expensive. They told me all of their chocolates may contain traces of tree nuts, but since I do not have a tree nut allergy I don't worry about that.

Posted on: Wed, 02/19/2003 - 1:22am
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Ours is, with the exception of my Slim Fast bars which are "may contain". These are very definitely only for me, and they are not kept with any snack foods. I keep them with my baking ingredients in a cupboard away from where anyone would go to eat something. Both kids know they are only for me, and that they can eat anything else in the entire house. I would never buy the peanut butter flavors (although I know I would love them), but they don't make any flavors that aren't "may contain". The cookie dough bars are amazing. I wouldn't want my kids eating slim fast bars anyway, pa or not, so I feel O.K. with this "transgression". Miriam

Posted on: Wed, 02/19/2003 - 1:24am
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We don't have any food in our house that contains peanuts or "may contain". I have trusted manufacturers' label disclosures, and haven't called to confirm manufacturing processes. I have not checked all of the soaps, paper products, etc, but tend to stick to the same brands.

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