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Posted on: Mon, 06/16/2003 - 1:13am
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william , age 2-3 , shortcake biscuit, 40 mins of vomiting, mild reaction, nut trace warning on packet. phoned manufactuers, who comfirmed risk of cross contamination.
Off course now live in world that doenst include food with 'nut trace warnings'.

Posted on: Mon, 06/16/2003 - 1:24am
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Joined: 10/04/2001 - 09:00

My son recently had what I assume was a cross contamination reaction to a McVitie's Hob Nob cookie - no cross contamination warning, and the company swears it should have been safe. It had been his first cross contamination reaction in quite awhile. I believe the last one before that was to Haagen Dazs Dulce de Leche ice cream.

Posted on: Mon, 06/16/2003 - 3:56am
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Joined: 05/06/2003 - 09:00

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Posted on: Mon, 06/16/2003 - 4:26am
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I noticed this thread had been re-raised (I get e-mail notification) so I thought I'd come and check to see what was going on in it.
Sometimes to me, it all just seems like a flip of the coin or a crap shoot. The reaction Jesse had to the Duncan Hines cake mix - it was so slight and yet it was a reaction. Recently, when I wrote to Anaphylaxis Canada about reactions and gathering of stats, they did have some questions for me about that particular reaction and if I felt Jesse could be allergic to anything else. I don't think (and this is just in my gut) that he is. But he reacted to something that the manufacturer swears up and down that he should not have had a reaction to.
Going Nuts, I'm sorry to hear that you have one of those mystery type reactions to think about as well.
All I know, for me, is that I will avoid Duncan Hines. But I only know that because I was able to post about his reaction here and get other comments from Canadians who also, for whatever reasons, didn't trust Duncan Hines.
Then I think of all of the things that we eat that could possibly be cross contaminated and how actually very fortunate we have been that Jesse has had more reactions. Or, I think of all of the things that we DON'T eat and probably could be eating.
Driving Me Nutty (great name [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img] ) re-raised this to try and figure out her comfort zone for her family.
I guess I'm trying to say that for me, it hasn't been an extremely difficult thing to figure out, but I do wonder what reasoning has gone into some of the decisions I have made (i.e., why is one food okay to buy and one not?).
Not that you're "in control" when your child has a reaction to an actual peanut product, but with cross-contamination and other reactions, when they're mysteries, I really find them much harder to deal with because you really never know the cause and you're always left kinda wondering.
I do know something to-day that I didn't know when Jesse had his reaction to the Duncan Hines cupcakes. I should have saved the cupcakes and sent a sample to CFIA for inspection. river very kindly posted all of the information on what to do. I didn't know about that before and all I could think, even though he was having a hive only reaction was get the stuff into the garbage and out of my house. But no, I now know to have it sent for inspection.
Where do Americans send their questionable food for inspection?
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Mon, 06/16/2003 - 7:12am
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Joined: 05/01/2003 - 09:00

Thanks for the replies!
Gail, do you remember the mfg or kind of yogurt covered pretzel?
Cindy, That is a great idea about saving some of the suspected product. I don't know what to do in the U.S. though. I've read that sometimes the manufacturer wants a sample of it back for testing. But I'm not sure as far as an organization.
Thanks, Pamela

Posted on: Mon, 06/16/2003 - 8:14am
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Joined: 03/12/2003 - 09:00

As for testing a food product, maybe your allergist would know what to do with it or where to send it.

Posted on: Tue, 11/14/2006 - 2:10pm
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Joined: 06/27/2002 - 09:00

I had to reply to this one. I've had a couple of minor reactions from cross-contamination--one time to eating a bagel from Great American Bagel- when they were carrying PB bagels at that time.
I've had a some to Kit Kat and Twix, a couple of times to Hershey's Kisses.
I've also had reactions from a knife with peanut butter sitting out--the aroma does it to me!!!

Posted on: Tue, 11/14/2006 - 2:30pm
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Joined: 06/19/2006 - 09:00

Aiden had a reaction a few weeks ago to Aldi's Fit & Active Dried Cranberries. I don't know why I didn't think to call... When I did call they said there were nuts in the facility but it shouldn't pose a problem - she kept stressing that (like she was a doctor?) I mentioned for those of us who are sensitive enough to react (I didn't think my son was) for them to post that on their package. Her answer was well we aren't required to by law.
I don't know who is harder to deal with - other parents who don't want to have their child give up peanut butter or manufacturers that swear up and down that "it should be fine."
Mommy to Aiden (1/26/05) PA,wheat,barley,soy,egg and others yet to be discovered and Connor (7/21/06) with possible egg allergy

Posted on: Tue, 11/14/2006 - 7:47pm
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Joined: 12/21/2005 - 09:00

Quote:Originally posted by JenniferKSwan:
[b]Aiden had a reaction a few weeks ago to Aldi's Fit & Active Dried Cranberries. ."
Is your child sensitive to citrus fruits? Or allergic? Cranberries carry a bitter, acidy taste, to me anyways.

Posted on: Tue, 11/14/2006 - 9:00pm
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Joined: 10/14/2006 - 09:00

Fuzzyfurball -
Really, a reaction to Hershey's Kisses? Wow, I thought they were safe. That is the one thing, besides Peppermint Patties that I let me PA DS eat. Did you ever check with Hershey's?


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