KFC alert (fish, not nuts)

Posted on: Sat, 04/08/2006 - 6:57am
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I was going to post this in Off-Topic but I can't get into it at all today.

Anyway, since I know there are other people on these boards that are allergic to fish too, I wanted to warn you that KFC is currently serving fish-snacks (here in Maine anyway). They are cooked in the same oil as the chicken. There is a fish allergy warning posting (which I thought was great)but it was on/in the counter and could easily be missed. I may call and see if they can put it in a more obvious place. I also want to see if they could update their website.

I spoke with the manager and she said that she thinks the Fish Snacks are just a promotional thing and that they won't always sell them. They started selling them here on April 3rd so be careful all. I'm really kinda sad because KFC is the one and only restaurant I dare to treat myself to. And even if they stop selling the fish, it will be a long time before I can get my courage up to try again. I guess that makes me the real chicken! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img]

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Terri in the USA
(Severe allergy to peanuts, walnuts, haddock, tuna and avoid all nuts and fish)

Posted on: Sat, 04/08/2006 - 7:58am
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At the KFC near me, they had a sign on the winder that said could be cross contamination from shellfish and fish. I asked about it and they said the shrimp and fish are fried in the same oil as everything else.

Posted on: Sat, 04/08/2006 - 2:09pm
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Our KFCs don't offer shellfish products.
I think the fish sandwiches are a promotional item for the Lent season...
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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*

Posted on: Sat, 04/08/2006 - 10:50pm
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I tried to deal with KFC about a year ago.
I wanted to know if they had egg in the battered chicken & they told me that they would not share their secret ingredients.
They told me they would only give notice for fish as it could cause an allergic reaction (but not peanut or egg)
I have never gone back as DS did have a mild reaction to what I am sure is EGG in the batter.

Posted on: Sun, 04/09/2006 - 12:13am
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I am in Richmond VA and the KFC near me does have a warning for shellfish as well as fish! It is stated right on the drive thru window and on the side door.
The only batter that has egg in it is the original fried chicken. As far as they have told me nothing else has it and that was fried separate. My son always gets the popcorn chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy or the potato wedges. I think it is a laptop meal. I will not go there now because of the warning on the window. My son is PA/EA but I have not had him tested for everything else. Don't want to chance it till I have him tested for everything.

Posted on: Mon, 04/10/2006 - 4:00pm
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Thank you so much!
I have a shellfish allergy. Even if there weren't a shellfish warning, too, I wouldn't eat there because of the fried fish (too scared of xcontam).

Posted on: Sat, 04/08/2006 - 7:58am
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At the KFC near me, they had a sign on the winder that said could be cross contamination from shellfish and fish. I asked about it and they said the shrimp and fish are fried in the same oil as everything else.

Posted on: Sat, 04/08/2006 - 2:09pm
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Joined: 02/07/2002 - 09:00

Our KFCs don't offer shellfish products.
I think the fish sandwiches are a promotional item for the Lent season...
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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*

Posted on: Sat, 04/08/2006 - 10:50pm
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I tried to deal with KFC about a year ago.
I wanted to know if they had egg in the battered chicken & they told me that they would not share their secret ingredients.
They told me they would only give notice for fish as it could cause an allergic reaction (but not peanut or egg)
I have never gone back as DS did have a mild reaction to what I am sure is EGG in the batter.

Posted on: Sun, 04/09/2006 - 12:13am
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I am in Richmond VA and the KFC near me does have a warning for shellfish as well as fish! It is stated right on the drive thru window and on the side door.
The only batter that has egg in it is the original fried chicken. As far as they have told me nothing else has it and that was fried separate. My son always gets the popcorn chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy or the potato wedges. I think it is a laptop meal. I will not go there now because of the warning on the window. My son is PA/EA but I have not had him tested for everything else. Don't want to chance it till I have him tested for everything.

Posted on: Mon, 04/10/2006 - 4:00pm
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Thank you so much!
I have a shellfish allergy. Even if there weren't a shellfish warning, too, I wouldn't eat there because of the fried fish (too scared of xcontam).

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