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Posted on: Mon, 10/28/2002 - 10:20am
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My son was just diagnosed with peanut allergy (he is two) and I'm concerned about cross contamination. I am going to bake his cookies and was wondering if I have to worry about flour and sugar brands.

Posted on: Mon, 10/28/2002 - 10:46am
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Welcome. It can't hurt to research new products. Better safe than sorry. I haven't found a flour or a sugar that we couldn't use. I too bake desserts for my son. There are a couple of things I feel safe with. I feel confident with Oreos and Moon Pies. There are some cracker snacks I feel comfortable with. It takes time but you will find things that you are comfortable using. Good luck.

Posted on: Mon, 10/28/2002 - 10:59am
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Thanks. I'm feeling extremely overwhelmed. I was so careful for the first two years before he was even diagonsed - "just in case" and now I find that everything I've been giving him is processed on machinery with stuff w/peanuts. He never reacted, and he reacted with hives after eating peanut butter for about 1 1/2 weeks. We then had a blood test and all I know is that it's positive. I'll find out the details at the appt w/the allergist this Wed. I'm still in shock and the more I read the more scared I get.

Posted on: Wed, 11/20/2002 - 12:32pm
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Hi -- I'm new to this sight. My 15 month old was recently diagnosed with PA after a very scary experience so I'm happy to have found this very informative website.
I just wanted to mention that peanut flour is the last item listed in the ingredients section of Oreo cookies (someone mentioned that Oreos and Moon Pies are safe bets). So, if your child's allergy is severe, peanut flour could be dangerous too.

Posted on: Wed, 11/20/2002 - 1:24pm
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LynneO - I use General Mills Brands and Betty Crocker brands (owned by same company I believe) because I understand them to label well. I also recently called on King Arthur Flour and they are safe for all-purpose, whole wheat, and bread flour. Hodgson Mills is also safe because they do not use any nuts at this point. They make some baking foods - such as wheat germ. I haven't ever checked into brands of sugar - but I probably should sometime!

Posted on: Sat, 01/18/2003 - 6:07am
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Quote:Originally posted by JaneO:
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I just wanted to mention that peanut flour is the last item listed in the ingredients section of Oreo cookies (someone mentioned that Oreos and Moon Pies are safe bets). So, if your child's allergy is severe, peanut flour could be dangerous too. [/b]
I believe the peanut flour is on the mint oreos-not the regular ones. At least not on any regular oreos I've looked at.
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