Posted on: Sun, 04/25/1999 - 2:37am
Chris PeanutAllergy Com's picture
Joined: 04/25/2001 - 09:00

This was e mailed to us>>>

Just a mention, I visited your site today because my son is allergic to Peanut oil. I noticed some posts talked
about fast foods. Incase you didn't already know, at the bottom of the McFlurry cups it reads, may contain
peanuts. I am assuming due to the M&M's. Always a challenge to know what is in the foods we eat, thanks for a
informative web site.
Sheree : )


Posted on: Sun, 04/25/1999 - 3:00am
Chris PeanutAllergy Com's picture
Joined: 04/25/2001 - 09:00

A lot of people use the major fast food companies. I have not been in contact with anyone, and I have not heard that anyone has actually checked with the companies to see if they are actively watching and dealing with peanut allergy. Yes, I have inquired many times at these local restaurants and have heard from many who have also done the same.
Sometimes the local chain seems to be assuring and sometimes you can tell you are not being understood like you should be.
If anyone has contacted the corporate end of these companies please let us know what you found out. When enough of us contact these companies it sometimes alerts them to start dealing with the allergy. If someone can find the persons to contact at these companies please post the information so that we can start to work to make sure they are safe for us. If the contact is different for different countries please post which country the contact information is for.
Stay Safe,

Posted on: Mon, 04/26/1999 - 12:17am
Kathryn's picture
Joined: 02/17/1999 - 09:00

Hi, just a note about McDonald's Canada: I have spoken to corporate customer service and they have a policy of avoiding peanut and tree nut ingredients for all their foods. They provide each restaurant with a pamphlet that lists ingredients for all products. The pamphlet is updated regularly. I check each new listing for the foods Troy eats and have not had any problems. The only concern that I have is with the few restaurants that do keep peanut butter packages for use on breakfast English Muffins. If there is a play room then cross contamination is an issue and Troy does not play there. Regarding the M&Ms noted in the other posting: In Canada Smarties are substituted and they are safe.
For contact information, please see my post under Wendy's.
[This message has been edited by Kathryn (edited April 26, 1999).]

Posted on: Mon, 04/26/1999 - 7:43am
SteveW's picture
Joined: 04/08/1999 - 09:00

McDonalds has a listing of their ingredients on their corporate web site (see link below). McDonalds has a mix of corporate and franchise stores so the menu may vary slightly. McDonalds also pilots new menu items in some regional markets.
Several McFlurry toppings contain peanut. Also, having worked at McDonalds during college, I would suggest avoiding the sundaes due to cross contamination. During busy times, peanuts often spill in or near the other toppings.
The "McDonald's Ingredient Lists" can be downloaded and opened as an Adobe Acrobat PDF file. If you do not already have the Adobe Acrobat Reader 3.0, you will need to dowload and install it first to view the file.

Posted on: Sun, 05/02/1999 - 3:32pm
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Joined: 02/04/1999 - 09:00

Hi: In BC, Canada they don't use peanuts in any McFlurry toppings, and the peanuts for sundaes are handed to the customer in little individual sealed bags to prevent "accidents" in the kitchen.
[This message has been edited by Colleen (edited May 04, 1999).]

Posted on: Mon, 07/17/2000 - 3:41am
MeganC's picture
Joined: 04/17/2000 - 09:00

I just wanted to post the following regarding Canadian McFlurry's. Its on the this site [url=""][/url] "McFlurry products in Canada are no longer considered
"nut-safe" as an icecream alternative, as the boxes containing the ingredients mixed with the frozen yogurt state that they are packed in a facility that processes nuts." This was updated May 2000.

Posted on: Sun, 07/30/2000 - 1:51am
Momma Kitty's picture
Joined: 04/04/1999 - 09:00

We have decided that McDonald's is just not safe. I have seen peanuts spilled all over the place in many different restaurants. In one case, the open peanut bin was located adjacent to the ice bin and drink station. That lemonade could have easily had a peanut in it!
Additionally, I've seen employees eating McFlurry's then handling food. I've seen butterfinger bits spilled all over a counter near the hot food line then witnessed an entire block of American cheese sitting on the counter on top of the butterfinger, thereby contaminating who knows how many burgers!
Until McDonald's eliminates peanuts, it's an unsafe environment for us.
One interesting note, I have found 2 smaller McDonald's that don't sell desserts, which means, NO NUTS! Two were located in malls and the other at Denver Int'l Airport.
We just need to band together and keeping hitting these businesses where it matters=money!

Posted on: Sun, 08/06/2000 - 2:34pm
Momma Kitty's picture
Joined: 04/04/1999 - 09:00

I visited the [url=""][/url] web site and sent them the following email for anyone who is interested:
"Again, I must write about the very serious risk of death to my 5 year-old daughter that is hidden in every restaurant. I am referring to the unchecked cross-contamination issue of peanuts and the life-threatening danger they pose to those allergic to them. We do not eat "Happy" meals anymore as they could result in a very "unhappy" situation. I have witnessed the contamination of an entire block of cheese singles in the hot food line of one restaurant. In store # 11322 here in Slidell, their peanut bin is wide open and I've taken pictures of peanuts scattered all across the drink line and counters. The deadly peanut could very easily fall into the ice bin, get scoop up and hide in my daughter's lemonade! I've seen butterfingers and MM's smashed and all over the floors, counters, play areas. Because you cannot control the sanitation of every restaurant and cannot control the wide spread, careless handling of loose peanuts I implore you to eliminate them from your menu. How many people will really care if there are no peanuts for their sundae?! I know the 3 million Americans who are peanut allergic will care and be very appreciative! Not to mention my 5 year-old daughter, Christina, who just wants a safe "happy" meal and to live like a normal kid. Please forward my request to the CEO and ask him to consider the removal of loose peanuts from all McDonalds. Thank you..."

Posted on: Fri, 08/11/2000 - 1:21am
Penny's picture
Joined: 08/11/2000 - 09:00

So Glad that I found this site! My son is 18 yrs old, a kidney transplant, and has multiple complications. After five "toxic shock episodes" that just about killed him, I was finally able to trace this back to peanuts. Tests confirmed this so now he carries an epipen & benadyl at all times.
I recently had a chat with the manager of our local McDonalds, inquiring as to the ingredients in their oil...only to be told it was 100% vegatabel oil. Believing him, my son ate McD fries...only to have a severe reaction. A call to the corporate office and I was told that each McDonalds is owned individually and that by US law, they only had to post/tell you if more than 25 % peanuts were in the oil or any food. Needless to say, we will NEVER eat at their chain again. Infact, I doubt that there is any place that I can trust to tell us the truth!
I notice that Canada is more advanced that the US on the posting of ingredients, etc....who knows who to contact to get the US to do the same???

Posted on: Tue, 08/15/2000 - 1:06pm
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Joined: 01/23/2000 - 09:00

Momma Kitty, good letter, and you should also remind them that in Canada they only have peanuts in little sealed bags for customers who want it on their sundae (which customers put on themselves), so it wouldnt be such a stretch for them to not have nuts behind the counter in open containers!

Posted on: Mon, 03/04/2002 - 3:56pm
Lari Bowen's picture
Joined: 07/29/2001 - 09:00

Looking for help! My daughter (two years old) is allergic to Peanuts, Eggs, and now food dye's. Every time she gets grease from the French Fries (McDonalds or Burger King) on her face she erupts in HUGE raised welts. When she would eat the happy meal she would only eat a quarter of eat and then be doubled over in pain complaining she ate too much. The first time I thought that their must have been remnants of a PB&J sandwich from a kid earlier in the day. Of course, we immediately gave her Benedryl and watch her like a hawk for the next few hours. We tried wiping down the table and chairs with wipes, we tried the drive thru. It became obvious it was the grease from the French fries! The last reaction she had was at Burger King. I had packed sandwich's for our outing. My daughter and husband wanted soda's, so we stopped at a Burger King. My husband held her in his arms the entire time. She reached out and touched a pole by the cash register (obviously coated with grease) she touched her face and had almost a hand print welt! I have spoken to McDonalds and Burger King at list a dozen times trying to find out what it could be. We are all stumped. Anyone experience such a reaction? Or have a clue? We are scheduled for our yearly check and will hope that the allergist will have some idea. His office didn't have any idea over the phone, but we are only allowed to talk to the nurse. Our daughter is crushed that she can't play at McDonalds or get a Happy Meal. Being a kid and McDonalds in almost synonymous and they just love those cute little toys they get with their meals. What to do?

Posted on: Tue, 03/05/2002 - 12:36am
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Joined: 07/19/2001 - 09:00

Assuming that your gut feeling that the problem is the grease from the french fries is on target, is it possible that your daughter is allergic to soy and reacting to the soybean oil I assume the fast food places use to make fries? Soy is a legume, like peanuts, so it's not impossible for your daughter to have become sensitive to soy.
Most people who are allergic to soy are able to tolerate soybean oil and soy lecithin, since there's little or no soy protein in those products, but certainly there are some people for whom soy oil and lecithin are a problem.
Just an idea,

Posted on: Tue, 03/05/2002 - 7:51am
erik's picture
Joined: 05/15/2001 - 09:00

I think the McDonald's restaurants in Canada are safe. There are no loose nuts behind the counter and if someone wants nuts on their sundae, they are handed out in an individual wrapped bag. And there are no M&Ms or Butterfingers in the McFlurry toppings in Canada.. the toppings are nut-free products such as Smarties, Coffee Crisp, etc.. Although the best way to be sure is to ask the manager at your local McDonalds.

Posted on: Tue, 03/05/2002 - 8:32am
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Joined: 11/23/2001 - 09:00

Please be sure to check the label on the cookies that are packed with every "Happy Meal" they have the "May Contain" warning. My pa children have never had a problem with McD's so far and know that the cookies are out.

Posted on: Wed, 03/06/2002 - 11:28am
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When I inquire at MacDonald's about ingredients, I read the ingredients list when there is one available and then ask them what kind of oil they use for the fries. On a variety of occasions, at different MacDonald's I have been told that they use a generic vegetable oil that is not identified as a specific oil, simply vegetable oil.

Posted on: Tue, 03/19/2002 - 5:03pm
Lari Bowen's picture
Joined: 07/29/2001 - 09:00

Thank you for your suggestion regarding a soy allergy. It is really such a strange thing to react to, French-fry grease. I've got a file on all the phone calls and break-down of ingredients. I will discuss soy allergy with our allergist. In the past my daughter has shown sensitivity to soy from an allergy test. We were told it was not significant and not to avoid Soy. With that in thought we have purchased something call Soy Wonder for her (the soy ingredients are: roasted soybeans, expeller pressed soy oil, soy protein isolate) she eats this without any problems. I would think that she is tolerating Soy proteins. But, then again anytime I think I have something figured out... it all changes. Anyway the stuff tastes very similar to Peanut Butter, but it's soy. It's not only safe, but also fun, and much healthier than PB. She eats SB&J sandwiches with Daddy. That way my husband can satisfy his craving w/o actually eating PB. Of course, we talk about the differences between SB and PB and how this is ONLY in our house. Everything in other houses is PB and is very dangerous.

Posted on: Wed, 03/20/2002 - 4:44am
Going Nuts's picture
Joined: 10/04/2001 - 09:00

Tread carefully with the Soy Wonder. I noticed a few weeks ago that they had a product called Peanut Wonder. When I called the company, they told me they are made on shared equipment, and the man I spoke to really couldn't give me any info on how the machines were cleaned, etc. When I mentioned that this could be a problem, especially since the label clearly states "no nuts", his reponse was, "You know, you're right" (insert amazed tone here). Needless to say I was a bit miffed.
Of all the soy butters we've tried, I think this one tastes the most like peanut butter. Let's hope there's no good reason for it!

Posted on: Wed, 03/20/2002 - 5:17am
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Joined: 03/26/2002 - 09:00

I wondered if you have considered the cross contamination factor?
is your daughter allergic to eggs?/sesame?
(In the uk all happy meal chicken nuggets contain eggs)
as with all restaurants the risk of cross contamination is high.
that said mac's is the only place we go to with our family, they do have a policy of no nuts over here. So at least on that score we are ok. but hey, the goals always change dont they?!!!!
bye sarah

Posted on: Thu, 03/21/2002 - 6:02am
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Joined: 03/21/2002 - 09:00

Hi - I'm just visiting your board because my son has a possible pa. However, I wanted to let you know that at my McDonald's they have started handing out the peanut topping in a seeled package rather than applying it themselves and getting them all over the other food.
mom to Gavin, allergic to egg,wheat,milk,soy and peanut?

Posted on: Thu, 04/11/2002 - 11:02am
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Joined: 02/13/1999 - 09:00

bringing this over from the main discussion board:
nonutsforus Member Posts: 2
Registered: Mar 2002
posted April 11, 2002 04:16 p.m.
I was sad to find out this morning that McDonalds Blueberry muffins are made in a plant that manufactures peanuts. The manager was nice enough to pull the box label before we bought one to be sure it was peanut free, and on the bottom of the label it had "the warning". Ugh! Is nothing safe ?

Posted on: Fri, 05/24/2002 - 1:41am
Love my C's picture
Joined: 04/03/2002 - 09:00

Just wanted to mention for the "soy allergic" that the McDonald's hamburger buns have soy in them, not soy oil, but soy. I just spoke with the Nutrition Dept. at the corporate office who gave me this information. My son had a mild reaction after eating a 1/3 of a McDonald's hamburger for the 1st time. He was scratching his entire arm furiously within a 1/2 hour after eating. He's never had a problem with their fries cooked in soybean oil. Here is a link to their listing of food allergens in McDonald's Foods from their website:

Posted on: Wed, 06/26/2002 - 7:47am
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Joined: 04/03/2000 - 09:00

McDonald's shakes have Guar Gum which is in the legume family. My PA son, who is allergic to some legumes, has reacted to Happy Meal w/ Vanilla Shake. Printed McD ingredients out and researched until I found out about the Guar Gum..He has never had a problem with the cheeseburgers and french fries...only when he added the shake to the mix!

Posted on: Tue, 09/03/2002 - 3:38am
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Joined: 03/27/2001 - 09:00

I just saw on the news that McDonald's is changing the oil used for their french fries. Has anyone heard about this or know what type of oil is going to be used? This is due to be in all restaurants by October.

Posted on: Tue, 02/04/2003 - 3:04pm
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Joined: 06/27/2002 - 09:00

I too agree that there is something strange about McD's oil. I had a mild reaction to their french fries the other day too. I just eamailed them to find out what's going on. I almost wish the allergist would do a soy test on me--perhaps I am developing an allergy to soy or something else that I don't know about. But as of last Thursday, I will NEVER eat FRench Fries from McD's AGAIN! YUCK!!

Posted on: Wed, 02/05/2003 - 8:51am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous (not verified)

Canadian specific - we've never had any problems with McDonald's. In fact, Jesse and I have eaten there twice in the last week (I know, that sounds decadent on one hand and BAD MOMMY-ish on the other [img][/img] ) I did pick up one of their food information brochures and I'll have to check it to see what it says.
I do know that I stick with their meal packages pretty well, I don't get muffins or any other baked goods.
We even had Jesse's birthday party there in December and the cake they provided was PA safe.
Again, this is all Canadian specific though.
Best wishes! [img][/img]

Posted on: Wed, 02/19/2003 - 8:01am
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Joined: 12/12/2002 - 09:00

Just now saw the post from June about the Vanilla Shake. Our McDonalds stores its shake lids under the flurry ingredients. They get a fresh lid from a closed package for my son to prevent contamination. He is severely allergic to all legumes and does fine with their shakes, but each child is different. Recently, our McDonalds did away with the Butterfinger flurry. It might be because we are their best customers.

Posted on: Wed, 02/19/2003 - 9:21am
robinlp's picture
Joined: 05/14/2002 - 09:00

All the McDonald's around me..Mass only offer M&M and Oreo flavor and they no longer serve any nuts w/ the sundaes. I was told it was a national thing but maybe it is just regional...Does anyone know?

Posted on: Wed, 02/19/2003 - 2:03pm
Sandra Y's picture
Joined: 08/22/2000 - 09:00

I think I read somewhere here that McDonald's is phasing out all the nuts?? I wish I could remember the thread it was in. I was wondering if this would include the McFlurry add-ins. If it's true, I think it's great. The Canadian McDonald's are safe and it has always irritated me that a U.S. company behaves better in Canada than they do in the U.S.

Posted on: Thu, 02/20/2003 - 7:46am
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Joined: 05/14/2002 - 09:00

Sandra...I was told at McD's in Mass that they no longer serve any nuts or anything containing nuts. This is the answer I got when I ordered a sundae and said...Pls no nuts. I hope the worker was right! Also our locations around here only have M and M and oreo...better than what they used to carry.

Posted on: Sat, 03/01/2003 - 10:45am
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Joined: 03/01/2003 - 09:00

I called our McDonalds just the other day to ask about their oil. The manager adamantly said "NO WAY" to the use of peanut oil in their store. He said they even use individual packages of nuts for the ice cream products so that there is no cross contamination because they know that so many people have nut allergies.
I was very thrilled to hear this!

Posted on: Sun, 01/07/2001 - 1:20pm
TDJEVA's picture
Joined: 06/20/2000 - 09:00

At my Mcdonalds I have never seen Peanuts out at all. There are only a few mcdonald in my area that I go to. We go so much that one of them know me. If I were you I would call the manager and complain. Mcdonalds has been around so long that it might make a difference. But you better bet that I would complain. When it comes to My sons allergies I am a devil!He comes first. Hope this helps.
Also don't never be afraid to complain right then and there. It will make them feel very small. HA! Tina

Posted on: Thu, 04/11/2002 - 11:07am
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Joined: 02/13/1999 - 09:00

Just bringing this post over from the main discussion board -
Posts: 2
Registered: Mar 2002
posted April 11, 2002 04:16 PM
I was sad to find out this morning that McDonalds Blueberry muffins are made in a plant that manufactures peanuts. The manager was nice enough to pull the box label before we bought one to be sure it was peanut free, and on the bottom of the label it had "the warning". Ugh! Is nothing safe ?

Posted on: Thu, 09/05/2002 - 5:44am
Nina's picture
Joined: 07/18/1999 - 09:00

We do not let our PA son eat McDonalds due to the potential of cross contamination from ingredients used in McFlurries (such as Butterfingers). We eat at Wendy's. As far as I know, they do not have any products with peanuts (although they have some new salads which include pre-packaged toppings -- like Chinese noodles -- which lists possible cross contamination with peanuts).

Posted on: Thu, 09/05/2002 - 7:23am
erik's picture
Joined: 05/15/2001 - 09:00

McFlurries are dangerous in the USA as they do use Nestle Butterfingers.
However, they are safe in Canada as they use safe Nestle bars (ie: Smarties, Coffee Crisp etc). McDonalds do not use Butterfingers in Canada as far as I know.

Posted on: Thu, 09/05/2002 - 2:36pm
thehealed's picture
Joined: 07/09/2002 - 09:00

hi thanks for replying i have another question for you guys. Does any one out there have a hard time eating out even at fast food resturants like wendys or mcdonalds due to there oil/ingredients? i dont seem to trust anybody! i just dont want to take the chance of another reaction .

Posted on: Sat, 09/07/2002 - 10:11am
Donni's picture
Joined: 11/06/2000 - 09:00

It's so rare we eat out. I do take my son (4 years old, PA only) to Wendy's but only after personally reading their oil container! The last time I stopped at Wendy's--no one seemed to speak much English. I let my son eat anyway--no problem. However, it's such a hassle that I try to avoid it. The only other time we eat out is when in-laws visit. Then we only go to one restaurant (Buddy's in Laurel, MD) which seems very allergy aware and kid friendly. I call ahead and alert the manager we're coming. The staff is great--manager and head chef come to the table and the waiter/waitress "walks" our food through the kitchen to be sure no contamination occurs. Never a problem. However, I prefer to eat at home--so much more relaxing and worry-free!

Posted on: Sat, 09/07/2002 - 1:57pm
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Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

I am in Canada and McDonalds is the only restraunt I let Megan eat at. Up here all the peanuts are in individual servings in plastic. Knock on wood we have not had any reactions from there.

Posted on: Sat, 09/21/2002 - 2:01am
Elise's picture
Joined: 09/21/2002 - 09:00

wow! i am so glad that i haven't eaten mcflurries or hot cakes at mcdonalds! now i know not to try them! here are a few things that i've learned... read all chocolate labels... even if it seems to just simply be chocolate...lots of times the chocolate is shiny because it's been dipped in peanut oil (like m&m's), also any kind of chocolate sauce is a risk too. when you go away (or send your kids to college) watch out for the self serve ice cream barrels in the cafeteria. "cross-scooping" occurs far too often!

Posted on: Sat, 09/21/2002 - 11:56am
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Anonymous (not verified)

We eat at MacDonald's and Wendy's on occasion. Mostly hamburger happy meal. On a rare occasion pancakes...but no reactions.

Posted on: Mon, 09/23/2002 - 11:49am
MommaBear's picture
Joined: 09/23/2002 - 09:00

Maybe cross-contamination?
My son has a severe pa, (as i listed in recent post under new member introductions).
We eat at mcadees all the time! I just don't give him things that could be contaminated with the peanuts they use in mcflurries. He eats the pancakes all the time with syrup or strawberry jelly. come to think of it.....he eats cheesburgers (plain), fries, hash browns, and the barbecue sauce, but lately, he doesn't like the sauce. Now, that is just him. I could be wrong, but, he does have an extensively documented allergy, and really high level on all the blood tests...............
I'll tell you what we do have probs with, he throws up within minutes of eating a hershey's kiss or m & m's. Certain hot dogs at chain stores, and lentils cause reactions. So we don't use them anymore. But, we haven't seen the need to eliminate mcadees from the menu. when we go to Dairy queen............. we ask for sprinkles from the new restock bin, since once, he found a tiny bit of peanut on his cone (cross contamination from a busy night at Dairy Queen). Good thing he watches what he eats...............literally! He pointed it out to me on his cone. Imagine my surprise. Needless to say, the help gave us a new cone and a big cup of "new" sprinkles to go with it! Of course, my younger guy (age 2) GOT JEALOUS. THEN WE HAD 2 CUPS OF SPRINKLES! I don't eliminate every place on the map, but we are careful. And we always carry the Epi-Pen!

Posted on: Tue, 09/24/2002 - 1:21pm
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Joined: 07/09/2002 - 09:00

thanks mommabear for all your infomation about where you go . we now belong to the food allergy network and i sent away for a booklet with all food manufactures so that i know what foods are made on contamanated lines there is a lot they cannot have but im still searching.

Posted on: Sun, 03/30/2003 - 3:52am
rj's picture
Joined: 01/19/2003 - 09:00

Hi, we go to McDonald's with our pa Ds. He eats chicken nuggets and fries. He doesn't like pop so he drinks water. I don't know if all the McDonalds nuggets and fries are safe, though. I'm pretty sure the cookies are NOT safe. Hope this helps.Rj

Posted on: Sun, 03/30/2003 - 6:57am
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Joined: 06/12/2002 - 09:00

My son is a McDonald's fanatic. He has eaten their cheeseburgers, fries, nuggets, sausage sandwich and hashbrowns. He has had all varieties of soda and vanilla milkshakes and cones. I avoid those McD's where the McFlurry toppings are messy and near the shake/ice cream machine. (in the U.S - in Canada the McFlurries are safe) Their cookies are indeed NOT safe.

Posted on: Sun, 03/30/2003 - 8:34am
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Joined: 10/03/2002 - 09:00

My PA daughter also eats McD's chicken nuggets, hash browns, and fries. That's about all she'll eat there....but we've had no problems! =)

Posted on: Mon, 03/31/2003 - 4:06am
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Joined: 11/13/2002 - 09:00

My dd - pa, tn and others - eats at McDonald's regularly. She eats the pancakes and sausage breakfast with no problems as well as hash browns and orange juice. She has also had the McNuggets and fries with no problems. I had read in other posts that McDonald's uses sesame oil in their nuggets but when I looked at their web site recently for ingredients, sesame oil was not listed. I think I did check their site in the past and sesame oil was listed as an ingredient in the McNuggest; I'm not sure if they may have changed the recipe recently.

Posted on: Mon, 03/31/2003 - 7:55am
KarenD's picture
Joined: 01/11/2003 - 09:00

I called them wanting to know if there was dairy in their bread and while I was on the phone I noticed on their allergy sheet they sent me they do not have soybean oil marked for their french fries. They use a combination of corn oil,soybean oil and I think cottonseed for the fries. I asked they girl why this isn't marked and she didn't know. It makes me question if they allergy sheet they mail out with everything marked is accurate with other things.

Posted on: Mon, 03/31/2003 - 9:30am
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Joined: 01/25/2000 - 09:00

I can't even imagine what life would be like if my PA son couldn't eat McDonald's!!!! I feel very safe with their food and my son has now graduated from the Happy Meals to the Value Meals (the tears are flowing).
The recent news has been about the "change" in oils for the fries....supposed to be more "healthy" (did I just type that word?). They didn't change the type just the formula. We frequent the same McDonald's in our area, but, if we are traveling or just out of the area, we always check just in case.

Posted on: Wed, 07/21/2004 - 8:01am
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Joined: 05/15/2001 - 09:00

In Canada, the McFlurries are safe. They do not use Snickers here.. instead, they use peanut-free Nestle chocolate bars. [img][/img]

Posted on: Thu, 07/22/2004 - 10:04am
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Joined: 07/27/2003 - 09:00

[This message has been edited by deegann (edited August 26, 2004).]

Posted on: Fri, 02/03/2006 - 8:34am
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Joined: 10/31/2001 - 09:00

Quote:Originally posted by Issy:
[b]Well.. it happened!!! I had a reaction to McDonalds!!! Here is what I ate: Spicey Chicken Sandwich, Fish Fillet, Fries, Apple Pie, I either had a bite of these.. or they were in my bag that day. Now I'm extra sensitive.. I literally react walking in a tight candy isle.. so judge this for yourself.. but be careful![/b]
So which ones did you eat? I am a little confused. Does the apple pie have a warning on it? I never gave that to my son.

Posted on: Fri, 02/03/2006 - 11:30pm
Issy's picture
Joined: 01/30/2006 - 09:00

To be honest.. I can't remember who ate what.. but to my recolection.. nothing at McDonalds has nuts in it.. they are all pre packaged. The only loose thing is say the McFlurry toppings.. butterfinger etc.. Like I said.. I am ultra sensitive so it could have been something as little as someone made a butterfinger mcflurry and touched my food! I have never reacted to any item there.. including the pie. I truely believe this was cross contamination.


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