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Posted on: Sat, 02/04/2006 - 4:55am
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Quote:Originally posted by Issy:
[b]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. [/b]
I hate to say this, because it's just one more thing to worry about...but not all fast food places make their employees wear disposable gloves. Most do, but sometimes you can look back in the area they are making the food and you can see someone making a sandwich without gloves on. I've worked in a Burger King in high school...even though it was policy...not everyone did and not everyone was caught not wearing gloves. (I rarely eat fast food now b/c of seeing what goes on...)
Anyhoot - it's possible that someone was eating something PB for a snack or lunch on break, then didn't wash their hands...
Are you able to go back to that particular McD's and report your reaction to the manager?
Also of note...was it late night you were there? Sometimes the staff at fast food places gets real lax when the manager isn't on premises and there is only a supervisor (who may also be a high school kid!) I freaked out one night at the place I worked b/c some of them were deep-frying Snickers bars!!!!!!!!!!
anyhoot --- I know, one more thing to worry about for those who rely on McD's or Wendy's, but there are strange things that can happen with cross-contamination from the staff, that has nothing to do with the food at the establishment.
Adrienne
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30-year old survivor of severe peanut/tree nut allergy

Posted on: Sat, 02/04/2006 - 6:15am
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We do NOT go the McDonalds in the USA because of the Mcflurry toppings.
One day when I was in I watched them dump the topping from a large box into the smaller plastic tub (that is used in the front of the store) They were pouring/dumping this on the main counter/work area!!!!
Then the larger box sat there as they tossed a bag of fries on the counter & began working with other food prep.
I left & have NOT returned!!!!!!!!

Posted on: Sun, 02/05/2006 - 12:18am
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My kids eat at MD probably once every week or two (more than I prefer...) but not one time in the many years has my PA son had a reaction there. He used to get the chicken nuggets but now he gets cheeseburgers and fries. He has also safely eaten the ice cream (no toppings) on many occasions. He is Rast >100.

Posted on: Sun, 02/05/2006 - 12:43am
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This is why I said judge it for yourself.. I'm just throwing out there what I've discovered. The fact is, McDonalds does have nuts and things with nuts in them.. so it is possible. I personally will probably give McDonalds another try, since my reaction was minor.. and like many other restraunts.. (Applebee's - IHOP) I know there are nuts in the building.. I typically go to.. unless I have a reaction. Maybe a lil dangerous gamble yes.. but I'm a stubborn adult..lol Places such as IHOP.. I do tend to avoid more, since they have loose nuts. A lot of places like Applebee's or Chili's have deserts with nuts in them.. that come pre made. When I go to a restaurant, I ask these questions...
Does the food I want have nuts/oils in it?
Is the dish I'm ordering cooked around or on any surface that does?
Do you have loose nuts in the building? In what? ... and so on.. Now if this were my child..lol I wouldn't even begin to be quite as risky. Since my reactions themselves are getting worse each time though.. I am trying to be a lil more careful. Remember this though.. I've eaten little debbie products before.. and not reacted!.. But this doesn't mean I wont. This just means that it's possible I could react from cross contamination, and I happen to get a safe treat that time.. same with McDonalds. You may or may not ever react.. but the potential is there!

Posted on: Sun, 02/05/2006 - 1:14am
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FYI - for those of you in Canada, McDonalds Canada uses peanut-free McFlurry toppings [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
[This message has been edited by erik (edited February 05, 2006).]

Posted on: Wed, 03/08/2006 - 3:40am
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I live in Canada, and and to my knowledge the only thing that i was told i cannot have is the birthday cake and of course the packaged nuts. When I was still in school, my mom called McDonalds and asked because my class was going on a field trip but, that was several years ago.

Posted on: Sat, 01/14/2006 - 3:48am
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Hi,
We eat at McDonald's regularly. The peanuts that they have are individually wrapped in small bags. I believe the other nuts are too. They seem to be careful and allergy aware.

Posted on: Sat, 01/14/2006 - 5:53am
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proudmomoftwo, we go to McDonald's either once or twice a month. When we're "out and about" on a journey, McDonald's is considered *the* safe place to go for something to eat (we do have a couple of back-ups).
I have found them extremely allergy aware and I have never had any difficulties with them whatsoever except for a visit within the last couple of months when they couldn't tell me about one of their new hot drinks (McIntosh Toffee) and it wasn't on their nutrition pamphlet.
I've looked up information here for other people at both the McDonald's websites and I have to say that they're really quite helpful and in the American case, easy to navigate
[url="http://www.mcdonalds.com"]www.mcdonalds.com[/url]
[url="http://www.mcdonalds.ca"]www.mcdonalds.ca[/url]
I think only once in all of the times we have ordered the sundaes have we even been offered the pre-packaged peanuts.
It's also the only place the I let my PA son get an ice cream cone.
I'm in Canada.
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Sat, 01/14/2006 - 10:12pm
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Does anyone know what type of oil they started using? About a year ago? It was suppose to be really low-fat. It has kept me from eating chicken or nuggets this long.

Posted on: Sun, 01/15/2006 - 12:10am
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Hi, I just called them the other day about their oil and it is some kind of vegetable oil, not peanut oil. It is either all soybean oil or partially soybean oil. Soy is our most recently diagnosed allergy so it is out for us. Hope that helps you!

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