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Posted on: Mon, 06/12/2000 - 10:19am
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On vacation last week, we stopped at a Pizza Hut near Toledo Ohio and the manager we spoke with said all the pan pizzas have a spray which contains nuts put in the pan to keep the pizzas from sticking. She said all other pizzas were fine to order.

Posted on: Mon, 06/12/2000 - 11:32am
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WOW That is shocking information about Pan Pizza. That is the only kind we order. I did make the call to our pizza Hut and once again was told there are no peanut/nut containing sprays that they use. I think it might be time for a personal visit to read the labels! Thanks to everyone for your Pizza Hut adventures. I really hope we won't have to end our "Pizza Man" nights.
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Posted on: Tue, 06/13/2000 - 9:32am
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It could be that only this Pizza Hut uses the oil with the nuts in it. The Pizza Hut was on Route 2 in Maumee, Ohio near Toledo. The manager was very sure about the nuts being in the spray. Perhaps other Pizza Huts have other methods of preparing the pan pizzas???

Posted on: Mon, 11/26/2001 - 3:43am
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Here is the contact info for Pizza Hut: [url="http://www.pizzahut.com"]www.pizzahut.com[/url]
or call them at (800) 948-8488
I plan to contact them ASAP, and will post their response. Anyone speak with Pizza Hut recently?

Posted on: Mon, 11/26/2001 - 10:43am
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I had to speak with Pizza Hut in our new city because that's where the pizza for my PA son's Pizza Day comes from. They're totally safe. However, this information is Canadian specific.
Another thing that I did want to note that I have noted in previous threads re vegetable oils in particular. This all stems from me trying to buy a large bottle of 100% canola oil last year. It read 100% canola oil on the front label. However, when I read the ingredient label, damned if it didn't say "may contain traces of peanuts". [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/mad.gif[/img]
What I did last year when I had to check an independent pizza place re their pizza for the school was have them double check that their vegetable oil did NOT read "may contain" on it.
Also, I don't want to frighten anyone. This was not a "name brand" canola oil I was looking at purchasing. It wasn't store brand either, but it certainly wasn't Becel.
I just found it interesting that on something labeled 100% Canola Oil, it actually had the warning on the ingredient list, which would make me beg to differ that it was 100% Canola Oil as labeled on the front! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/rolleyes.gif[/img]
Also, after re-reading about your son's reaction, I'm wondering if he has sensitive skin and this could have been triggered by the tomato/pizza sauce. Last year, I did ask the question, which I thought was very stupid at the time, but I did receive wonderful answers about tomato sauce. My guy (I'm still trying to call him my little guy - he turns 6 in a week) always goes red around the mouth if he has a lot of tomato sauce on his face. I did find out that this is quite common for people that aren't allergic at all but simply have sensitive skin.
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Wed, 05/23/2001 - 8:10am
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I too had wondered about Pizza Hut, we used to go there sometimes, you know, before PA diagnosis. When I called to ask them if it was safe, I got the delivery number. When I asked to have the phone number for the restaurant to speak with the manager, I was told that they weren't allowed to give that info. Even after I explained to them why, they still wouldn't give it to me. She then told me that they don't use peanut products in the kitchen. She said it was safe. But, they have the ice cream out in the dining area, with the toppings in the open, including the peanuts! Too risky for me.
I personally don't go there anymore because of the peanuts being in the dining area and I don't appreciate that they wouldn't allow me to speak to the manager at the restaurant.

Posted on: Wed, 05/23/2001 - 11:36am
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Pizza Hut in Canada won an award in the "Family Restaurant" category, from The Anaphylaxis Network of Canada. Here is an exerpt from the ANC web site:
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The Family Restaurants Award was presented to Pizza Hut Canada. Pizza Hut Canada has instituted a "no peanut" policy in response to their customers needs. In 2000, they launched the Canadian Restaurant and Foodservice Association's Allergy Aware program in all of their 340 dine-in and delivery Pizza Hut restaurants. They keep a quick reference allergen ingredient summary chart that lists all of the Priority Allergens for 98% of all their products and is available upon request. All managers are trained in identifying the high-risk allergens, reducing the risks of cross contamination, and communicating information to their staff. The Call Centre follows the allergen chart and ingredient information in order to respond appropriately to their customer's allergen inquiries. Pizza Hut has strived to be a safe place for the anaphylactic individual to eat.
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Sorry I can't help with the status of the U.S. Pizza Huts.

Posted on: Wed, 05/23/2001 - 11:01pm
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I am PA and have eaten Pizza Hut all my life. I have never had a problem with any of their products (pizza, bread sticks, sauce, etc.) at any location.
However, all the locations I have ever eaten at did not have an ice cream parlor in it, so there might be a situation where cross-contamination can occur in the one that you have visited, but as for Pizza Hut, they have been safe for me.
Hope that this helps,
Melanie

Posted on: Thu, 05/24/2001 - 12:57pm
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A few years ago we called the Pizza Hut headquarters, checked all ingredients, then called our local manager, then checked again when we got there. It took weeks to get it all straight, but now we do eat there. I have a very limited comfort zone, and Pizza Hut and Olive Garden are one of the VERY few places we will let our PA child eat. We always get the same things, and NEVER dessert. She has eaten veggie-lovers and supreme pan pizzas, pepperoni pizza and garlic bread w/cheese.

Posted on: Fri, 05/25/2001 - 12:25am
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We frequent Pizza Hut alot. We happen to know the manager at the one in our area, so he knows our situation. He will accomodate any one's food allergy and make them a pizza just for them! They also have a website and I think the ingredients are listed ([url]http://www.pizzahut.com[/url]). When we travel, it's the one place we look for! I do check with each location, especially when we travel to Florida, as the south tends to use more peanut oils than here up North. As a matter of fact, we went to a Pizza Hut near Disney in Florida, and the manager there had a peanut allergy so he was very aware!
The only thing we don't allow her to eat is their dessert pizza. IT DOES have ground nuts in the topping. Also, at the salad bar, she stays away from the croutons and those seeds (I think they're sunflower). Otherwise, we love their pizza and breadstix. My daughter's favorite are the cinnamon sprinkled breadstix. She has also had their pasta.
I would check every time you go though and not just take my word for it, as every location can be different.

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