Mushrooms?!

Posted on: Wed, 04/09/2008 - 3:01am
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I was on a Candadian allergy forum and saw this (it's part of a response from a mushroom company in Canada):

We are aware of the reference to nuts as an ingredient in mushroom
compost,
listed by Health Canada. The origin of that reference is the southern
US,
where peanut shells may be used as a raw material in mushroom compost...

Could this possibly be true?!

Posted on: Wed, 04/09/2008 - 3:43am
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What exactly are you worried about?

Posted on: Wed, 04/09/2008 - 4:41am
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LOL, you're funny. I'm wondering if there is peanut residue on mushrooms because the US supposedly uses peanuts in the compost they grow mushrooms in.

Posted on: Wed, 04/09/2008 - 10:31am
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I think if we all start thinking about this stuff we're going to be in the insane asylum before we know it.
Just my opinion.

Posted on: Thu, 04/10/2008 - 6:50am
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"Thankfully" I am allergic to mushrooms so no reason to worry at my house!

Posted on: Thu, 04/10/2008 - 6:53am
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thankfully in the UK we just have sterilised , er , um, well its poop. we enjoy mushrooms, and just dont think about it.

Posted on: Thu, 04/10/2008 - 9:14am
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[b]I think if we all start thinking about this stuff we're going to be in the insane asylum before we know it. [/b]
I pretty much agree. It reminds me of my mother asking if an egg allergic person could eat chicken.

Posted on: Thu, 04/10/2008 - 10:16am
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Your mother did not ask a stupid question. I asked the same thing of my allergist when I found out I was allergic to eggs.
By the way, there are egg allergic persons who are also allergic to chicken.

Posted on: Thu, 04/10/2008 - 2:34pm
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I never said my mother asked a stupid question.
Obviously there are people who are allergic to both egg and chicken. Funny how my mother would think that of all people, one of [i]my[/i] kids would have bird/feather allergy. It would figure--and yes, it cracked me up.

Posted on: Fri, 04/11/2008 - 2:58am
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That's an awesome question for your mother to ask... very funny. Sounds like the type of person I would trust with a food allergic child... she thinks outside the box.

Posted on: Fri, 04/11/2008 - 6:11am
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It makes me laugh too because when my daughter was diagnosed with FA's, I can't even count how many people asked if she could eat chicken because of the EA. The thing was that at the time, she actually was allergic to chicken as is my husband. She can eat chicken now but still no eggs. It was always fun trying to explain that one!

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