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Posted on: Tue, 01/24/2006 - 5:13am
McCobbre's picture
Joined: 04/16/2005 - 09:00

Tom--Welcome! Yes, regular peanut oil can cause reactions--it's just that it doesn't for most PA folks. But it can and does for many.
As for M&Ms--it's probably more than just peanut oil you're having problems with. There are definite and established cross contamination issues with regular M&Ms themselves, and it has to do with cross contamination from the peanut M&Ms. They are simply not safe for peanut allergic people. They're even labeled accordingly.
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Posted on: Tue, 01/24/2006 - 5:38am
Tom's picture
Joined: 01/22/2006 - 09:00

Thanks. It's good to know about the Peanut Oil.
When I was little, my grandmother used to give me m&ms when we went to her house for visits. They wouldn't cause a big reaction, just enough to itch and tickle my mouth. Finally my mother called the company and found out peanut oil was used to make the shells. If I remember right, this is long before they even made peanut m&ms. Either way, I just stay away from them, period.

Posted on: Wed, 01/25/2006 - 12:39am
seanmn's picture
Joined: 10/01/2003 - 09:00

On the subject of peanut oil, I was in Wal-Mart the other day and they had a big display in the center isle of peanut oil. They were huge jugs, the one's like in the bulk isle. My heart started racing, I don't know why, but just walking by the oil made my stomach turn.
I think I even gasped when I noticed it, people probably thought I was crazy.

Posted on: Wed, 01/25/2006 - 1:53am
Greenlady's picture
Joined: 06/30/2004 - 09:00

There have been studies showing that "highly refined" peanut oil doesn't cause reactions in subjects who otherwise have allergic reactions to peanut protein. That is the basis for a labeling exemption from FALCPA.
However, I seriously doubt that the most sensitive individuals were included in these studies. Also, the study I read had the subjects swallow capsules with the oil inside (to prevent the subjects from tasting the peanut and possibly having "false" reactions). However, it seems to me that exposure in the mouth would more likely have an effect than in the stomach.
Bottom line: We avoid peanut oil, no matter how "highly refined."

Posted on: Thu, 01/24/2008 - 7:21am
niche's picture
Joined: 02/05/2007 - 09:00

In the food allergy book I reference it says something to the effect that highly processed peanut oil contains virtually no peanut protien however cold pressed oil contains peanut protien and would pose a danger for a person allergic to peanut. since it is usually not easy to know what type of peanut oil is used for what product he would advise patients to avoid all peanut oil.
Which is what we do.

Posted on: Sun, 04/19/2009 - 4:11am
barbfeick's picture
Joined: 04/18/2009 - 05:48

There is still a very small amount of peanut protein in even "phamaceutical" grade peanut oil. For most people with food allergies, it seems to be ok. If your child has a fatal allergy, it is not safe.
The peanut oil that is in vaccine adjuvants may be the main cause of peanut allergy. The aluminum in the vaccine adjuvant increases the body's reaction to even trace amounts of food protein.

Posted on: Wed, 08/31/2011 - 9:36pm
cervonil's picture
Joined: 04/28/2010 - 12:30

with Highly refined peanut oil they bleach, deodorize and refine it, therefore removing most detectable levels of peanut protein. Most experts will say that it is safe for "most" peanut allergy people. This is not to be confused with cold pressed, which you;'d find in the grocery store. Many people still avoid it for fear their might be trace amounts leftover to cause a reaction, but my pediatrician and allergist said it is safe and he has eaten it before at Chick fila so he can continue to do so. Turns out I got paranoid and we stopped eating it, but he had eaten it many times with no problem.

Posted on: Mon, 07/08/2013 - 4:52am
TanyaDawnRichards's picture
Joined: 07/08/2013 - 11:48

We had an allergist tell us years ago that peanut oil is ok because it is so highly refined and the peanut protein that causes the allergic reaction is removed. Please be careful with that though. it may not be the case in all oils.

Posted on: Fri, 07/12/2013 - 3:00am
thekilij's picture
Joined: 03/27/2011 - 09:35

"Pure peanut oil is generally non-allergenic, but cold pressed peanut oil or oil contaminated with peanut protein through cooking may be dangerous."
"Studies show that most allergic individuals can safely eat peanut oil (not cold pressed, expelled, or extruded peanut oil - sometimes represented as gourmet oils). If you are allergic to peanuts, ask your doctor whether or not you should avoid peanut oil."

Posted on: Tue, 07/16/2013 - 6:43pm
Yael Kozar's picture
Joined: 01/05/2011 - 16:27

You may be OAS or Oral Allergy Syndrome. This means you are allergic but not necessarily anaphylactic. Or if you are anaphylactic you have been lucky. A young girl died in Chicago a few years back, and we lost 2 kids in the last month from restaurants that were attributed to peanut oil. There are diff. types of anaphy. allergies and even though the penaut protein is allegedly not in the oil there may be traces of peanuts-so your higher level anaphy. allergic people could be in severe shape if they ate something with peanut oil in it.


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