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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]
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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.
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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!

Posted on: Sun, 01/15/2006 - 12:51pm
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We're in the US. We've avoided McDonalds for years now. The ones we've seen here do not have anything in individual pkgs and they are not careful in the least about cross contamination. I have seen the butterfinger blizzard topping all over the counter amd watched a girl sweep it off with her hands and proceed to get someone's fries without being careful to not touch the fries. I asked them once (a manager, no less) if they learned about allergies and cross contamination when they were training or at any other time and they looked at me like I had 2 heads. I called the owner of the local store to ask about allergen handling and he didn't understand what I was talking about. He said just to avoid the items with nuts. I said it isn't that easy-if someone touches the nuts or if a trace amt gets in my dd's food she could have a reaction and he was truly incredulous that someone could have an allergic reaction that easily and suggested we avoid all public places.
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Posted on: Mon, 01/16/2006 - 1:34am
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One reason I don't trust McDonalds at night is because a bunch of 14 yr old kids are working-NOT saying they're not responsible, but I don't think they could care less if someone has an allergy to the stuff they handle. But our McDonalds has the peanuts in the small pouch, too.

Posted on: Fri, 01/20/2006 - 1:26pm
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Ditto everything gw_mom3 said. I have watched them touch every item with the same hand. I have watched them use the same tongs for items with milk and items without milk after assuring me there would be no milk cross contamination (dd is milk allergic and pa). They are absolutely clueless about cross contamination. And ditto gw_mom3`s comments about the manager. When I said dd is allergic to milk and do they use the same spatula to flip the hamburgers and cheeseburgers, he said yes but the spatula is not used for milk. He never seemed to get a grip on the fact that if you are allergic to milk you cannot eat cheese.

Posted on: Mon, 01/23/2006 - 6:20pm
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McDonald's recently has been a lot better, imo. In the past you had to be very specific about no nuts in the ice cream, they would just slap them on there regardless. I've never had a problem there.
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