Problems with Outback Steakhouse 17-Ingredient listing?

Posted on: Fri, 08/04/2006 - 8:51am
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Hello. I have searched on all subject board for Outback Steakhouse 17-secret ingredient that is used to marinate steaks.

Does anyone know what that 17 is? After an hour I ate the Outback Special, salad w/croutons (oil/vinegar on the side), sweet potato, and a Blooming Onion...I noticed the behind of my ears were icthing intensely..took Benadryl...seemed to help.

But when I woke up this morning, both of my legs (behind the knees, the back of the upper and lower part of legs) had ugly raised rashes.

I went to the doc this morning...he said it is definitely something I ate from Outback...especially the 17 ingredient or "sauce" so there is no telling what I actually broke out from.

He prescribed prescription Zantac, Presdnisone, and keep taking Clarinex and Singulair. I have not yet taken the Presdnisone...am scared to...I am afraid of an Rx reaction. I have taken inhalers before and nose sprays that were lined with steriods...I did not have any problems with either.

I hate taking new meds.

Posted on: Fri, 08/04/2006 - 9:01am
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Quote:Originally posted by Precious1971:
[b]Hello. I have searched on all subject board for Outback Steakhouse 17-secret ingredient that is used to marinate steaks.
Does anyone know what that 17 is? After an hour I ate the Outback Special, salad w/croutons (oil/vinegar on the side), sweet potato, and a Blooming Onion...I noticed the behind of my ears were icthing intensely..took Benadryl...seemed to help.
But when I woke up this morning, both of my legs (behind the knees, the back of the upper and lower part of legs) had ugly raised rashes.
I went to the doc this morning...he said it is definitely something I ate from Outback...especially the 17 ingredient or "sauce" so there is no telling what I actually broke out from.
He prescribed prescription Zantac, Presdnisone, and keep taking Clarinex and Singulair. I have not yet taken the Presdnisone...am scared to...I am afraid of an Rx reaction. I have taken inhalers before and nose sprays that were lined with steriods...I did not have any problems with either.
I hate taking new meds.[/b]
hiya - what are your known food allergies? We can help brainstorm the problem...
also - if you call the corporate office for the Outback...you can get more info after you tell them you had a reaction, and that you need to know what was in your food so you can determine the cause.
Adrienne

Posted on: Fri, 08/04/2006 - 9:06am
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Quote:Originally posted by ajgauthier:
I am onset PA adult and suspected corn allergy.
I did call the Outback and spoke with someone, they insisted they did not use peanuts, peanut oils of any kind in either the 17-ingredient or the oil that the onion was fried in (vegetable oil).

Posted on: Fri, 08/04/2006 - 12:17pm
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I went to an Outback Steakhouse in Poway, California in May, with friends. One of my group has celiac disease.
No problem with that! The waiter brought her an entire gluten-free menu!
Then I asked if anything was safe for PA. The waiter disappeared and came back with the manager, who very kindly advised me that the only safe thing on the menu was salad, no dressing, no croutons, etc. I'm sure it was CYA, but I didn't take the chance - and had lettuce for dinner.
Wasn't the first time - and won't be the last!
Adele

Posted on: Fri, 08/04/2006 - 10:48pm
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Thanks, Adele. I will keep that in mind. It is so frustrating with restaurants...maybe I need to become a chef for myself. I do LOVE to cook.
In fact, while my dad and stepmom were gone on vacation for a week, I did not have NOT ONE flare-up. All meals were cooked at home by the way I was brought up by my real mom's cooking, she did not use tons of seasonings and did not use the "quick" Mixing aids to add to foods. (I am an onset PA).
My stepmom is biggie on pre-packaged seasonings (Beef Stew mix, Meatloaf mix, anything with a "mix", etc). Personally, I think this is a lazy way to cook and not to mention, those mixes can be expensive!!
She also uses alot of beans (all kinds!), and lot of hot "spicy" food mixes. I noticed I would have itchings, scratches, and minor rash irritations. They are very well aware of my PA allergies and think I am making a big deal out of it.

Posted on: Sat, 08/05/2006 - 2:50am
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We went to an Outback once, but I wouldn't go again. I had called ahead, spoke to a manager, then when we arrived, the manager came to my table, suggested menu items safe for my daughter (but I'm sure you didn't want baked chicken fingers, Adele). They baked the french fries separately after checking the ingredients, used separate utensils, etc. But I didn't think it was that great of a restaurant. I guess it depends on the staff.

Posted on: Mon, 08/07/2006 - 1:14am
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We were told by Outback manager where we live that the only item unsafe for PA was a peanut sauce on one menu item plus some treenuts on desserts, and there was no problem with cross contamination. We never order dessert anyways.
We let DS eat there, and had no problems. DS has only ate there once. We were happy that we had a least one steak house that was safe since all the others in our area have peanuts on the floors.
I believe this company to be pretty contientious (spelling?) of allergies & food intolerences based on their website info. See this link [url="http://www.outbacksteakhouse.com/ourmenu/nutrition.asp#allergies"]http://www.outbacksteakhouse.com/ourmenu/nutrition.asp#allergies[/url]

Posted on: Mon, 08/07/2006 - 1:54am
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We have eaten at Outback many times and never had a problem. Staff seemed to be knowledgeable about FA. We have eaten at many different locations and never any problems.
PA, Tree Nut and Strawberry Allergy.

Posted on: Mon, 08/07/2006 - 3:59am
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Quote:Originally posted by Precious1971:
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My stepmom is biggie on pre-packaged seasonings (Beef Stew mix, Meatloaf mix, anything with a "mix", etc). Personally, I think this is a lazy way to cook and not to mention, those mixes can be expensive!!
She also uses alot of beans (all kinds!), and lot of hot "spicy" food mixes. I noticed I would have itchings, scratches, and minor rash irritations. They are very well aware of my PA allergies and think I am making a big deal out of it. [/b]
I have actually made a lot of my own mixes. There are recipes all over the web-maybe you can make some mixes for your stepmom or print out some recipes for mixes. The homemade mixes are SO much better. No preservatives or weird ingredients and you can control how much salt, spices, etc.
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Posted on: Fri, 08/11/2006 - 3:08am
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I do believe it's 17 different spices and herbs. We order our ds a steak with no spices. We get the manager involved each time (to oversee everything in the kitchen)as recommended by company. His steak is made seperate from anything else on new sterile equipment. Same with his fries. No bread as haven't gotten reponse on this yet. Still wanting info on mac in cheese, etc. They are very nice about it. We wipe the tables first too.

Posted on: Mon, 08/14/2006 - 12:30am
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We love Outback. It's our choice for eating out, which is rare. I spoke w/the main office & they put me in contact w/the company that makes their yummy honey whole wheat bread. It was safe for TN/PN allergies. Each time we've been there, they are extremely attentive for our boys. I also like the fact that they have separate friers for the coconut shrimp, chicken & potatoes. We're avoiding seafood contamintation until they're old enough. When were were in FL on vacation, the manager brought me a packet of paper printed out from their website detailing food allergies & what to avoid if you were allergic to this or that. An overall pleasant experience. I don't care for the 17-spice combo, though. It's a little overpowering [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

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