KC Masterpiece

Posted on: Thu, 04/20/2000 - 5:38pm
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Monday night, April 17, our PA son had an anaphyactic reaction to something he ate. Nothing that he had eaten would indicate anypresence of peanuts. He is going to be tested again for more allergies next week. However, I'm hightly suspicious of the KC Masterpiece BBQ sauce that I used in preparing dinner. They have not been overly co-operative and will not divulge the "Natural Flavorings and Spices" Can anyone shed any light on this? Also, any suggestions on who to actually go to above the "techs" on the phone and in their so called medical center? I could not find a website for them ( Hidden Valley parent company) and I'm thinking there must be a head nutritionist or someone else.
thanks.
Bridget

Posted on: Thu, 04/20/2000 - 9:13pm
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pBridget,br /
This will not answer your question, but I use Masterpiece barbeque sauce often and my son has eaten it with no problem. Does this mean there is no peanut in it? No. It could just mean that my son doesn't react to it. Thought I would just let you know that we had used it with no problems.br /
Christine/p

Posted on: Fri, 04/21/2000 - 12:56am
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pThanks Chiristine...I'm so puzzled because I have used it before, but it has been since last summer. Whatever caused his reaction was pretty significant. Dinner was: chicken sandwiches cooked in the bbq sauce, a slice of ham and swiss cheed on top, a roll from the grocery ( we've eaten before) and the Chuck-E-Cheese Mac and Cheese...if anyone has any clues I'd really appreciate it.br /
Thanks,br /
Bridget/p

Posted on: Fri, 04/21/2000 - 2:15am
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pBridget,br /
Any thoughts to a "new" food allergy? Also, I would be a bit suspect of the roll. Was it made in a local bakery or was it mass produced. I would distrust any rolls made at the store bakery as they make all kinds of cakes and cookies and brownies and "nutty" things. If it was mass produced (like Pepperidge Farm or Wonder) I'd be less likely to suspect it.br /
Christine/p

Posted on: Fri, 04/21/2000 - 2:43am
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pHi Bridget. Is it possible that a combination of foods caused the reaction? Andy/p
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Posted on: Mon, 04/24/2000 - 10:37pm
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pHi,br /
I wanted to let you know what I've learned. First, I had taken pictures of Peter before we went to the hospital which were very helpful. When the Dr. saw the pictures he was convinced it was a peanut reaction. Peter was tested for another 17 items yesterday and they were all negative, soy, etc and I asked about a combination to which the reply was not possible. I asked about additives or enzymes, again, would not have produced a reaction like the one he experienced. So the Dr. feels the 2 main culprits are the BBQ sauce and the Mac and Cheese. I will saw that Hidden Valley who owns KC Masterpiece has not been very cooperative, Chuck-E-Cheese has. We even put a small amount of BBQ sauce on Peter's arm and he could not rule out that it was the one that caused the allergy. He had a very small, slightly raised bump, but he thought perhaps he had pricked him too aggressively. I'm going to try to determine if there is any shared manufacturing facitlites. meanwhile, he is going to test him again in 3 weeks for all the same items, apparently you can have a build up of IGE in you body for a while, so these could have been false negative results, altho he did not think so. I'm really puzzled, and my faith in labeling is very shaken. I'll keep updating as I know more. I'm also going back to the grocery store to ckeck on the rolls.br /
Thanks!br /
Bridget/p

Posted on: Tue, 04/25/2000 - 2:47am
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pWe use KC Masterpiece Barbeque sauce all the time...my son uses it like ketchup. He has never had a problem. Please let us know if you find out any further information./p

Posted on: Tue, 04/25/2000 - 12:10pm
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pI have had difficulty getting good information from KC Masterpiece. Our case has now been refered to a Product Safety Specialist. I hope to get a call tomorrow. What ever it was, the scary part was that it was a miniscule amount of peanut...which means our son is highly sensitive. I have had 3 calls from the President of Chuck E Cheese Foods. He assures me there is no way that there could have been a peanut contaminant in their product. Do I ask for this in writing? I am so frustrated...I wish I knew wht cause his reaction. Eliminating something like BBQ sauce will be a big change for us as well. Thanks for reading./p
pBridget/p

Posted on: Tue, 06/06/2000 - 12:38pm
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pI would suspect that the cold cuts could have been the culprit here. Deli's are not careful about cleaning their equiptment and work area's. My daughter had an anaphalactic reaction to fresh parmeson cheese that my husband had bought at an Italian deli. She's had this cheese several times before this incident and never had a problem. Her reaction was so severe and so sudden. There was no question as to what caused it. When I spoke to our pediatrician she told me it must have been a cross contamination. Deli's get cheeses in giant wheels and either the surface on which it was cut or the knife that was used had peanuts or peanut oil on it. This experience made us realize that you can never assume anything is safe, even at your own home!/p

Posted on: Thu, 06/08/2000 - 5:03am
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pBridget,br /
Have you heard anything about the BBQ sauce yet? I am curious to know since I have an unopened bottle of this on my shelf./p

Posted on: Tue, 04/27/2004 - 4:58am
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pdoes anyone have any updated info on this BBQ sauce?/p

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