F.I.T. Fruit Wash

Posted on: Tue, 07/25/2000 - 1:56am
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Does anyone know the source of the Oleic Acid in F.I.T. fruit spray? I just saw that TGI Fridays is using it on all of their fruits and vegetables, so it is gaining popularity. I see it in Target all of the time too. Any idea?

Posted on: Tue, 07/25/2000 - 3:39am
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I think this is a time where you'd have to contact the manufacturer to find out the source of the oleic acid.
I know that oleic acid can be derived either from plant or animal sources. The only oleic acid source I can think of offhand is from sunflower seeds.
Thanks for the heads up and let us know what you find.

Posted on: Tue, 07/25/2000 - 5:10am
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This is another one of those products that I consider totally unnecessary in life - my soul, what did we do before it came out? Sorry, but I have the same thing about most anti-bacterial products if they're overused.
Good advice from above post though, call the manufacturer. It's also good that you posted that that particular restaurant chain is using it. I guess a lot of them will be.
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Posted on: Tue, 07/25/2000 - 11:37pm
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I contacted the Food Allergy Network to ask if oleic acid is safe. Debbie Scherrer of Member Communications wrote: "Oleic acid does not pose a risk for a peanut or tree nut allergy."

Posted on: Tue, 08/01/2000 - 2:09am
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I contacted the manufacturer. They still have not gotten back to me. Just wanted to keep the post updated, and also say thanks for checking into the Oleic Acid stuff.

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