How Many Have Had Reactions due to Cross-Contamination?

Posted on: Wed, 11/08/2000 - 7:09am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous (not verified)

How many PA people have had reactions due to cross-contamination - at the manufacturer level, in a restaurant, etc.? If possible, if you do answer, could you give the possible source of your cross-contamination - i.e., it was made on the same line at the manufacturer.

I know that cross-contamination is a great concern to a large number of us. How many
of us have actually had to deal with a reaction due to cross-contamination?

My son has had 3 reactions - they were all from DIRECT contact with a peanut product. To-date, he has not had a reaction due to cross-contamination. Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

------------------

Posted on: Wed, 11/08/2000 - 12:31pm
PattyR's picture
Offline
Joined: 04/12/2002 - 09:00

My son has had one reaction from cross contamination. I don't know how it happened but it was cookies made from a large bakery. We don't do that anymore!

Posted on: Wed, 11/08/2000 - 1:05pm
rebekahc's picture
Offline
Joined: 12/02/1999 - 09:00

I have had lots of reactions from cross-contamination. The worst culprits are chocolate candies (M&M, Twix, Kit Kat, Nestle Crunch). I can't think of a time I've had a problem with a fruity-type candy. I've also had problems with chocolate chip cookies (the store brand ones that are like Chips Ahoy). So far, manufacturer cross contamination only causes an itchy throat and maybe a touch of asthma. This is the same as my airborne reaction. By far the worst reactions I've had from cross-contamination are from ice cream parlors - I've had 3 reactions from that in the past 13 years and 2 of those were anaphylactic. I've never had a problem at a restaurant, but I'm a picky eater and I don't think peanuts are hidden in things much in my area or at least not in the decidedly non-gourmet restraunts that I frequent.
Rebekah

Posted on: Wed, 11/08/2000 - 11:40pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous (not verified)

My son had a reaction due to cross contamination. He ate a Swiss Miss chocolate pudding (which he had before). There is no warning on the label but when I called they informed that they do make a chocolate/PB pudding on the same line. I have been trying to contact them (sending emails) to inquire about who is in charge of complaints but am having a hard time getting them to cooperate. ConAgra owns Swiss Miss and many other large manufacturers (including Peter Pan PB).

Posted on: Fri, 11/10/2000 - 7:54am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous (not verified)

[img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] Sorry, I bring up the Smarties and Penpals threads on an almost daily basis, so I decided to bring a couple of other ones up too! Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
------------------
[This message has been edited by Cindy Spowart Cook (edited November 10, 2000).]

Posted on: Fri, 11/10/2000 - 10:04am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous (not verified)

My son had a cross-contamination reaction to plain vanilla (no-name) ice cream. It was a brand new carton, clean scooper, so it had to be at the manufacturer level.

Posted on: Sat, 09/14/2002 - 12:25pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous (not verified)

Duncan Hines cake mix, never supposed to have been in contact with a peanut product at all and yet Jesse had a cross-contamination reaction (two hives only) to a cupcake made from it. There is nothing else he could have been reacting to, so yes, we've now had our first cross-contamination reaction and it was disturbing simply because we couldn't pinpoint the cause - i.e., the cake mix should NOT have been in contact with a peanut product. The same thing happened to another member when her child reacted to KFC.
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
------------------

Posted on: Sun, 09/15/2002 - 4:17am
AJSMAMA's picture
Offline
Joined: 06/12/2002 - 09:00

My son had a reaction to Raisin Bran. He is also allergic to almonds and I am positive that there must have been cross-contamination in the factory. It was Kelloggs and they also make Raisin Bran Crunch that includes almonds.
Jaime

Posted on: Sun, 09/15/2002 - 11:21am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous (not verified)

AJSMAMA, Kellogg's Canada or Kellogg's U.S.?
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
------------------

Posted on: Sun, 09/15/2002 - 11:38am
Lisaml312's picture
Offline
Joined: 07/08/2002 - 09:00

I am adult with PA and I had my first cross contamination reaction a few weeks ago to Trader Joes Raw Pepitas (pumpkin seeds). There was no warning of any kind on the package and I am PA only...or so I thought! There was no phone # on the package or the TJ's website and they are no longer accepting emails!

Posted on: Sun, 09/15/2002 - 12:20pm
Yonit's picture
Offline
Joined: 06/24/2002 - 09:00

I received an email from safetyalerts.com last week, that Kellogs was recalling some of their Cracklin' Oat Bran cereal because of undeclared almonds. Has anybody else received that information from FAAN or other sources? For now, we'll stick to General Mills.

Pages

Peanut Free and Nut Free Community

Click on one of the categories below to see all topics and discussions.

Latest Discussions

Latest Post by tpdbqaxz Sat, 07/11/2020 - 10:54pm
Comments: 0
Latest Post by RobertFrano Sat, 07/11/2020 - 6:04pm
Comments: 0
Latest Post by beachgal2020 Thu, 07/09/2020 - 2:17pm
Comments: 173
Latest Post by beachgal2020 Thu, 07/09/2020 - 2:08pm
Comments: 714
Latest Post by beachgal2020 Thu, 07/09/2020 - 1:51pm
Comments: 483
Latest Post by doggydude (not verified) Wed, 07/08/2020 - 6:06am
Comments: 9
Latest Post by doggydude (not verified) Wed, 07/08/2020 - 6:00am
Comments: 14
Latest Post by SmilinMo Tue, 06/09/2020 - 11:29am
Comments: 7
Latest Post by MoRich Mon, 06/01/2020 - 10:06am
Comments: 6

Peanut Free Store

More Articles

Peanuts and Nuts Can Trigger An Asthma Attack

According to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAI), more than 3...

There are more "peanut-free" products than ever on the supermarket shelves. This means more choices than ever for peanut-allergic shoppers and...

It Is Easy To Buy Peanut Free Chocolate Online

Ask any parent of a child with a potentially life-...

How Do You Determine If A Food Is Safe For A Peanut Allergic Person?

The answer varies. “Peanut-free” means different things to different...

Recently, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a New Drug Application for an epinephrine auto-injector (EAI) designed for use with...

Fact 1: Over a third of food allergy reactions happen after the first known oral...

It can be easy to overlook the presence of nut allergens in non-food items because the allergens are often listed by their Latin or scientific...

It’s hard to think of Chinese food without thinking of peanuts. China is the world’s leading peanut producer, and that’s not a coincidence....

Soymilk is one of the most popular alternatives to cow’s milk. As well as being rich in fiber, soy is a great source of protein and contains all...

My mom was at a lakeside restaurant enjoying fish and chips when her mouth began tingling. The next day at a family gathering, we had grilled...

Peanuts and peanut oil are cheap and easy additives to food and other commercial goods. It is surprising (and alarming if you have a...

Vegetable oil is healthy before it is hydrogenated and a process that requires adding hydrogen to unsaturated fats. Oils that are often...

Although it's true that peanuts are in many snack items, there are several snacks that do not contain peanuts. Anyone who has a peanut...

The most frightening thing about a severe allergic reaction to a new food is that it can happen so fast. If parents are not looking for allergic...

It may never be safe to begin feeding peanut butter to your baby or toddler if you have peanut allergies in your family. If either parent or one...

Families who have food allergies are familiar with reading food labels and of being aware of everything that they or their allergic child eats....

If a parent is alert and observing their toddler when peanuts are first introduced, the chance of the child receiving help if she has a reaction...

For those who don't have experience with peanut allergies, going 'peanut-free' often seems as easy as avoiding peanut butter sandwiches and bags...

Dealing with food allergies can be difficult, especially if you're not sure what's 'safe' to buy. This is especially true for those with severe...

Are you craving sweets? Those with peanut allergies must be especially careful when indulging their...