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Posted on: Fri, 01/26/2001 - 3:16am
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When did you find out about McD fries containing peanut oil? We live in MD and were fold they are safest by out allergist- I do hope they haven't changed ingredients. Pease reply to source of information. Thanks,
Jan BP

Posted on: Fri, 01/26/2001 - 6:34am
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Joined: 04/28/2000 - 09:00

For anyone who may not have already done so -- I highly suggest you read some of the other McDonald's related threads under this topic -- particularly the one entitled "McDonald's and cross contamination on milk cartons & straws exp'd today allergy" by Mary. (It's last posting activity was in November.) Other good postings in the past 2 years about McDonald's in other fast food restaurant discussions. Please take time to read the concerns so many have voiced about McDonald's.

Posted on: Mon, 01/29/2001 - 12:33pm
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Joined: 02/22/2001 - 09:00

We've never had a problem with their food--we always get it to go and eat at home. I did let my boys play in the play area once only because they had just remodeled the whole area. We were there for about 5 minutes and my pa son came down one of the tunnels with hives on his neck. He's sensitive to touch so I'm assuming there was some type of peanut residue on the equipment. That's the last time we've played there. Luckily, he understands why.

Posted on: Thu, 02/01/2001 - 4:04pm
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Joined: 02/02/2001 - 09:00

According to McDonald's nutriional guide, the oil that they fry their food in is 100% vegetable oil (which I have found on vegetable labels in the grocery stores to say soybean oil). We have also made a habit of asking every McDonalds that we visit for the first time what kind of oil they cook their food in, just to be on the safe side. Note: WE HAVE BEEN TO SEVERAL WENDYS THAT USE A COMBINATION OF CORN AND OR PEANUT OILS IN THEIR FRYING. We too, find it quite worrisome when eating out. One favorite, restaurant we have found is The Old Country Buffet. We have enjoyed eating their in fairly good confidence with P. The management is also more than willing to prepare "butter free" dishes (pasta,etc.) for our son who has many food allergies, another of those being milk.)

Posted on: Thu, 02/01/2001 - 11:48pm
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Joined: 02/22/1999 - 09:00

Here are some links to McDonalds ingredients. You will need to have downloaded Adobe Acrobat reader to read these.
[This message has been edited by Joanne (edited February 02, 2001).]

Posted on: Thu, 02/15/2001 - 9:26am
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Joined: 12/31/2000 - 09:00

Hi everyone, My son was diagnosed with his PA about 6 months ago. We had a very bad expierence, he went in an abulance to the hospital. It was just so horrible, but the reason I'm writing is because, it recently went to McDonalds-thru the drive thru, but I asked for the manager and told her that if my son can in contact with any peanuts he could die, she assured me that the peanuts were not near any of the foods that we had ordered but she did mention that the peanuts are lose near the ice cream machine, she also stated that (this is why I'm writing) mcDonalds is now going to put the peanuts in separate bags so they will not be out lose anymore, which is good news!

Posted on: Thu, 02/15/2001 - 2:06pm
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Joined: 01/23/2000 - 09:00

well its about time mcdonalds goes with peanuts in a separate bag for their sundaes, and finally follows the good work they have done up here in Canada!
Now, whats with peanut oil at wendy's, i thought i read elsewhere that they were safe along with burger king?

Posted on: Fri, 02/16/2001 - 3:01pm
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Joined: 02/14/2000 - 09:00

Quote:Originally posted by daveysmom:
[b]...she also stated that (this is why I'm writing) mcDonalds is now going to put the peanuts in separate bags so they will not be out lose anymore, which is good news! [/b]
Does this also apply to the mcflurry toppings that contain peanut? Our mcd's always have the toppings all over the place, so we quit going there. Also, the employees there don't know a thing about food allergy-they claim it was never mentioned in any of their training.

Posted on: Sat, 02/17/2001 - 6:26am
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Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

We love fast food, but no longer go to any fast food restaurants. My son is not only allergic to peanuts, but to soybeans also. All fast food establishments that I have inquired at say they cook in vegetable oil which is usually soybean. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/frown.gif[/img]. At one Jack-in-the-Box I asked the Manager and she said that they cook in Vegetable oil. I asked her if it was soybean vegetable oil or corn vegetable oil. And she said in a very condescending manner..."It's VE-GE-TA-BLE oil mam!" My husband lost his cool and told her that he couldn't believe she was that stupid!

Posted on: Sat, 02/17/2001 - 6:42am
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Anonymous (not verified)

Redtruck, does the peanut oil at Wendy's only pertain to Canada? As far as I know here in the States, it is not peanut oil.
Do you have any further info on this?
Thanks! (Sorry to get off topic from McD's)
P.S. I just went on [url="http://www.wendys.com/the_menu/nut_frame.html"]www.wendys.com/the_menu/nut_frame.html[/url] and it has a detailed summary of ingredients. (United States...I don't know if it pertains to Canada).
Stay Safe.
[This message has been edited by Connie (edited February 17, 2001).]


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