Kentucky Fried Chicken

Posted on: Wed, 04/28/1999 - 5:09am
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Has any one had a reaction at KFC? My PA son had a reaction after eating chicken and mashed potatoes and gravy there. I called the manager and she read me the ingredients, but there were no peanut products listed.

Posted on: Wed, 04/28/1999 - 10:17pm
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My peanut allergic son has eaten chicken there with no problem. We only get the "extra crispy" version because the other types have egg in the batter. Could your child be allergic to something else?
Christine

Posted on: Thu, 04/29/1999 - 2:22am
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My son has never had problems with KFC either (he loves the chicken, maybe it is something other than a peanut product.

Posted on: Thu, 04/29/1999 - 4:24am
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Our daughter has never had a reaction from KFC, However on a regular basis we always asked what oil they cooked with and were always given satifactory answers until about a month ago. This time when my wife inquired about the oil the woman became obviously agitated,went to the back, and came out and told us "vegetable oil". When we asked what kind of "vegetable" she refused to elaborate. Next we asked for the manager, she told us she was the manager(which we found later to be untrue) and proceded to basically berate us, though she did manage to do so without actually swearing at us. After one last futile attempt to get her to find out what kind of vegatble we left without dinner. After a few calls around we managed to get the real manager. After telling him of our difficulties he became VERY defensive. He informed us they were told to reply to any inquires about their cooking oil by telling the customer it was vegetable oil and to give no more information then that. Furthermore he not only didn't apologize for the treatment we received he actually defended his employee's actions and ended the conversation at that point. Well, sorry to rant here. Sometimes things can really get under your skin and there is nothing you can do about it except let off some steam. Needless to say no mor KFC for us and we encourage all our friends and family to avoid this store as well.

Posted on: Thu, 04/29/1999 - 12:37pm
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I just wanted to comment that we eat at KFC regularly, but I have started eliminating the gravy from my son's potatoes. From everything I read, we may need to be more concerned about the possible thickeners in the gravy, than what the chicken is fried in. Hopes this helps somem

Posted on: Thu, 04/29/1999 - 2:45pm
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Greg, you may have found yourself a lousy KFC , did you try caling KFC headquarters?

Posted on: Fri, 04/30/1999 - 3:09am
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We did manage to place a few calls higher up the chain, but our calls were never returned. In all fairness to KFC I should have added that we also called the next nearest store,a good enough distance away from us to prevent us from ever really choosing to eat there. The manager there was extremely helpfull, and apologetic even though his only ties to the other store was the name. In fact he gave us some of the numbers to call. He also was very forthcoming and knowledgable about what ingredients and oils they use. It's amazing the difference between the two stores attitudes. It probably highlights the need for better education in food allergies.

Posted on: Fri, 04/30/1999 - 9:39pm
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Here's a thought. Are you sure chicken is the only thing they put in the oil? If it isn't perhaps some other food goes into the oi l which contains a peanut ingredient, and the proteins from that food adhere to the chicken (I'm allergic to shellfish and I NEVER eat ANY fried food for this reason).
Also, as DISGUSTING as this one sounds, some restaurants actually buy "used oil" from other restaurants! (Oil isn't changed daily - they use it over, and over......) Maybe it isn't the chicken!

Posted on: Fri, 04/30/1999 - 11:21pm
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Thank you everyone for your information. I am wondering if it was something else cooked in the oil, or the kind of vegetable oil that caused the reaction.

Posted on: Tue, 05/25/1999 - 10:56am
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I was told a lot of foods that are cooked in vegetable oil contain peanut. I think that I have found the reason we are told that it doesn't contain peanut is ignorance. These people have no idea what their oil contains.

Posted on: Tue, 07/09/2002 - 5:30am
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Has anyone been eating at a KFC recently and know it to be safe? They have a new "kids's pack" meal that looks good. I am just wondering if it is safe. I think it has chicken, a side, and a fruit roll-up or something in it too. We have not eaten at a KFC since discovering my son's allergy.
Thanks,
Jaime

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