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Posted on: Sun, 06/18/2006 - 12:02am
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This isn't addressed to anyone in particular, but I just want to remind everyone: Please don't forget that the answer of "100% vegetable oil" does not mean peanut oil isn't being used. While vegetable oil is usually a combination of corn and soybean oil, it can also contain other non-animal oils, including peanut. So don't accept the answer of "100% vegetable oil" without pressing further.

Posted on: Sun, 06/18/2006 - 1:58am
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thank you, drobbins. i had never even looked at it that way. after all, how many people have assured me there were no peanuts in a facility.......just peanut butter?????? sometimes people don't fully understand the question(s) we ask at restaurants, parties, etc. i had never considered that peanut oil would be considered a type of veg oil for many people or that it could be used in combo. with other types of oils.

Posted on: Sun, 06/18/2006 - 3:22am
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We have run into peanut oil at asian and mexican restaurants. In one case, DD had been eating tortillas cooked in peanut oil and had no reaction. It must have been refined oil, but we decided to stop going there since you never know when they'll change to a different brand of oil that isn't ok.
Cathy
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Posted on: Sun, 06/18/2006 - 4:15am
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Quote:Originally posted by DRobbins:
[b]This isn't addressed to anyone in particular, but I just want to remind everyone: Please don't forget that the answer of "100% vegetable oil" does not mean peanut oil isn't being used. While vegetable oil is usually a combination of corn and soybean oil, it can also contain other non-animal oils, including peanut. So don't accept the answer of "100% vegetable oil" without pressing further.[/b]
DRobbins,
You read my mind. That drives me nuts when I ask about this at restaurants, especially when while asking that I will ask them to check what type of vegetable if vegetable oil is used.
I'm in Northern Virginia and have found a couple of places that use peanut oil or a peanut oil blend for their french fries. Five Guys is a prime example but they're also unsafe because of the unshelled peanuts they put out for patrons. Also, in Ashburn, San Vito restaurant uses peanut oil for their fries.

Posted on: Sun, 06/18/2006 - 8:44am
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Great Steak & Potato Co. is a fast food place that cooks their french fries in peanut oil. I noticed it today when I was at a mall, looking for some lunch. Fortunately, it says right on the menu that they use peanut oil.

Posted on: Sun, 06/18/2006 - 10:07pm
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I have run across peanut oil at a few Cracker Barrels, Applebee's and Sonic restaurants. This has been in the past year.

Posted on: Sun, 06/18/2006 - 11:12pm
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Quote:Originally posted by DRobbins:
[b]This isn't addressed to anyone in particular, but I just want to remind everyone: Please don't forget that the answer of "100% vegetable oil" does not mean peanut oil isn't being used. While vegetable oil is usually a combination of corn and soybean oil, it can also contain other non-animal oils, including peanut. So don't accept the answer of "100% vegetable oil" without pressing further.[/b]
Good catch...I guess it was a little early when I wrote my response. Your right...I usually don't settle for a response unless they say "no peanut oil is used" or they say canola oil. Thanks for the clarification.
Donna

Posted on: Mon, 06/19/2006 - 1:54am
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Quote:Originally posted by notnutty:
[b] Good catch...I guess it was a little early when I wrote my response. Your right...I usually don't settle for a response unless they say "no peanut oil is used" or they say canola oil. Thanks for the clarification.
Donna[/b]
I agree...I always ask the server (or manager on the phone earlier in the day) to go in the kitchen and actually read the jug/vat of oil to tell me precisely what is used. Honestly, usually it's 100% canola. But there have been occasions where they read off this oil blend that does have peanut oil in it (or a warning)
Adrienne
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Posted on: Mon, 06/19/2006 - 10:32am
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Here in NC definitely a lot of peanut oil used- especially at seafood restaurants- they say it browns fried food better...Good suggestion about having them show you the jug of oil as much as possible- so much easier than explaining 4-5 times why just being told 100% vegetable oil is not enough. It is usually very easy to see what it is on the label and then maybe the staff can learn what to look for too...

Posted on: Wed, 06/21/2006 - 8:39am
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Other than the Great Steak and Potato Co. and a cheesesteak place that has since gone out of business, I've not run into restaurants that use peanut oil in CA. Not that I'm saying they don't exist... I just haven't been to one yet and when Jason is with me, I always ask.
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Cheryl, mom to Jason (8 MFA including peanuts, tree nuts, shellfish and egg)
Joey (6 NKA)
Allison (3 MFA including milk, butternut squash, several fruits and suspected shellfish allergies, avoiding tree nuts, RAST - for peanut)
Ryan (born 12/27/05) nka *knock on wood*

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