Need a safe pizza!!!

Posted on: Tue, 06/09/2009 - 12:53pm
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We are fairly new to this PA stuff and we're still tring to figure things out...my 2 1/2 yr old daughter loves pizza...what brands do you buy for home?

also this biggiest question how about a chain resturant pizza? I have heard Pizza hut is not safe but when I looked at their allergy page it seemed like it would be??

This is something we have not eatne since she was diagnosed and I think our family is in need od a pizza night!! Thanks so much for your help

Posted on: Tue, 06/09/2009 - 2:34pm
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Danaj,
Pizza is such a tough one. I've heard pizza hut is not safe because their sauce is made by a large manufacturer that also makes other sauces-some with peanuts. Therefore they can not guarantee that there won't be cross contamination.
We tend to get pizza at our local pizza shop that makes their own dough and sauce. We call and ask what the ingredients are if there are any nuts in the shop in any other products. Thus far, that has worked for us.
We also do eat pizza out in random restaurants at times. It depends on the restaurant...the pizza. We try to stick with basic pizza and nothing with a fancy sauce. We always ck with the waiter first regarding ingredients.
I find large chain type fast food places to be the hardest. And we rarely buy frozen pizza..just b/c it's easier to get it at the local pizza place and the cost doens't seem to be that much higher.
You could also consider making your own pizza.
Hope that helps!
Ruth

Posted on: Tue, 06/09/2009 - 3:25pm
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We have been making our own pizza for awhile (since before we found out about the allergy.) We make the dough in the bread machine but I know you can get lumps of pizza dough in supermarkets (though I don't know about ingredients.) Of course it isn't a quick and easy option, but my kids love to help spread the tomato sauce, put on the toppings they choose, and watch it bake in the oven.

Posted on: Wed, 06/10/2009 - 3:05am
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I do make our own pizza once in awhile..but we're really hoping to find a safe resturant pizza. I am really confused about Pizza Hut thou..I did look on their website and it does appear safe...but I have heard people say it's not safe????

Posted on: Wed, 06/10/2009 - 5:56am
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I wrote about pizza a while back on Food Allergy Buzz and did a little survey on pizza for people with PA. Here is the link to the posts I published: http://www.foodallergybuzz.com/search?q=pizza
I am embarrassed to say I haven't gotten around to publishing the restaurant info still, but I can say the most popular "safe" pizza places listed by PA families were Papa John's and Papa Gino's. We buy Papa John's occasionally and have had no problems.
Hope this info helps.
Best,
Jennifer B
www.foodallergybuzz.com

Posted on: Mon, 06/15/2009 - 11:04am
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We are able to eat PaPa John's and Domino's

Posted on: Mon, 06/15/2009 - 11:44am
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Pizza Hut: sometime in the past two years, they started listing a "may contain peanut" for their pizza sauce on their website. This was due to the manufacturer of the sauce having cross contamination issues because other products with peanuts were manufactured either on the same production line or in the same factory. They also had a warning about possible cross contamination with shellfish on their website for the pizza sauce.
Earlier this year, the "may contain peanut or shellfish" disappeared off their website.
THAT DOES NOT MEAN ALL THE PIZZA SAUCE THAT HAD ALREADY BEEN SHIPPED WITH CROSS CONTAMINATION WARNINGS HAS BEEN USED TO DATE IN EACH PIZZA HUT ACROSS THE COMPANY.
I personally have no intention of ever eating at a Pizza Hut again since they don't seem to "get it" and were stupid enough to allow this type of contamination in their pizza sauce in the first place.
How did they expect people with peanut and shellfish allergies to get this information? I would bet it was never on their menu in their stores.
Thumbs down to Pizza Hut.

Posted on: Fri, 07/10/2009 - 1:18am
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Posted on: Fri, 07/10/2009 - 2:24am
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Cathlina,
Thank you for this important info. That's so disturbing, and not publicized enough! We should be shouting these warnings from the rooftops!
Jennifer B
www.foodallergybuzz.com

Posted on: Sun, 07/19/2009 - 8:39am
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We have eaten at Domino's, Double Dave's, and the Kashi Roasted Vegetable oven baked pizzas...I've heard some things about Kashi and possible x-contamination in some of their foods (granola bars, etc) but we have never had a prob with the pizza...it is REALLY good, lol.

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We have eaten at Domino's, Double Dave's, and the Kashi Roasted Vegetable oven baked pizzas...I've heard some things about Kashi and possible x-contamination in some of their foods (granola bars, etc) but we have never had a prob with the pizza...it is REALLY good, lol.

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