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In Canada, McDonald's offering with their happy meals a free peanut-free Quaker bar.

I used to work for McDonald's several years ago in management and know they do not use peanut oil and no nuts on premises.

So what am I missing here why people don't go there that are nut allergic?

Yeah on Granola bars-chocolate chip!!!

On May 5, 2006

I live in Florida and McDonalds is the only place we eat out at with our 2 1/2 year old PA Son. It has always been safe for him and we are scared to try anywhere new yet. He loves cheeseburgers and chicken nuggets. We always get him the apple dippers without the caramel and apple juice. I can't wait for the peanut free granola bars to come here. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

On May 5, 2006

cdnjulie -

there are reported instances on here about contamination and crumbs from the nut packets that go on salads and from the butterfinger or m&m packets that go in the flurries. I recall someone posting about butterfinger bits all over the counter or something when an employee was stocking the area.

also - have you ever heard of a fried snickers bar? I worked at a Burger King about 15 years ago now...and late at night they'd fry Snickers bars and all sorts of things that shouldn't go in the oil!

Also...some on here are sesame allergic...as well a PA and/or TNA

Adrienne

------------------ 30-year old survivor of severe peanut/tree nut allergy

On May 6, 2006

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Originally posted by ajgauthier: [b]cdnjulie -

there are reported instances on here about contamination and crumbs from the nut packets that go on salads and from the butterfinger or m&m packets that go in the flurries. [/b]

FYI- For anyone in Canada, the Mcflurry toppings are all nut-free/peanut-free.

However, in the USA the flurry toppings are not safe.

On May 6, 2006

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Originally posted by ajgauthier: [b]cdnjulie -

there are reported instances on here about contamination and crumbs from the nut packets that go on salads and from the butterfinger or m&m packets that go in the flurries. I recall someone posting about butterfinger bits all over the counter or something when an employee was stocking the area.

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Our mcd's doesn't even use the packets for the flurry toppings. They have bins of the toppings (US so it's not safe toppings) and last time I was there, there were crumbs all over the place.

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On May 6, 2006

Thank you for clearing that one up! Glad we didn't have to give up that one--already the two older ones gave up Tim Hortons and Dairy Queen!

On May 6, 2006

I was just coming here to ask about McDs and found this post.

They have the reese's and now a new take 5 mcFlurry, I think the take 5 has peanuts. The people who bag and hand you your food are the same ones who make the McFlurries. I'm always worried they will touch peanuts and then touch my food......Haven't given up McDs yet, but am about too.

This will be a really hard one for both my non PA and my PA child. Is there anyone here who still eats at a McDs that has the Peanut McFlurries?

On May 7, 2006

Where are the peanut butter mcflurrys? I live in Richmond VA I have not seen them yet! I do not get whyyyyy they have to have these!!!!

On May 7, 2006

Cdn. Julie, McDonald's is one of our select "tried and true" places to eat (PA only). Have encountered no problems at all. Even though I, personally, would prefer not to eat their food, I know that it's one place when we're "out and about" that we can safely go to.

So, I'm not clear where you got the sense that Canadians don't go there - Americans, yes.

As far as Dairy Queen - I haven't even totally nixed it. It depends on the Dairy Queen and I have posted extensively about each situation here.

Tim Horton's - yes, well, with that huge allergy alert, who can NOT avoid them? Although I do allow my children to get drinks from there.

Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

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On May 7, 2006

I live in Minneapolis, MN...a while back they had the oreo, M&M, and butterfinger mcflurry. They got rid of the butterfinger for a while and I was very relieved.

Within the last few months (possibly up to a year) they add the Reese's, and now a new 'take 5' flavor.

I do not understand why they would do this either.....I was thinking of writing to McDs and asking that question....but I doubt it would do much good.

On Jun 24, 2006

We live in the US Their our two McDonalds in our town The one across the street is not safe the Reese is all over the place. The one down town Has a manager on later in the evening (afternoon -evening)& she is Great! they are really picky about where it is stored & will discard next cone before making ours, & they used gloves. I always stress how we are & the need for safe measures but they have been great!.

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