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Posted on: Mon, 08/28/2006 - 10:58pm
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Jimmy's Mom,
Our daughter has never reacted to sesame. She scored quite low. While it's possible, I'm highly doubtful that's what caused her reaction. Before we knew of this allergy she had eaten bread with sesame seeds on the crust - anything is possible though. I just have a gut feeling that it's peanut related given her history.

Posted on: Mon, 08/28/2006 - 11:01pm
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Harolds Mom,
I'm sorry to hear your son had a reaction to these patties. In a way, I'm relieved, because it helps confirm what I suspect about it being a peanut reaction - even if it is a crude and unscientific way. I did a search on this topic and it appears a number of other PA people have had reactions to the patties.
Thanks for posting and letting me know.
Still no word from the company and I'm doubtful they will reply.
[This message has been edited by meadow (edited August 29, 2006).]

Posted on: Tue, 08/29/2006 - 4:58am
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Hi meadow, I try to be so careful and it is scary when he reacts to something I thought was safe. I wish the companys would be honest and let people know when there is a risk.. Just greatful it was not any worse.. Keep up the good work looking out for your little one!
Sharon
Ps I don't think it was crude and unscientific.. You did not know [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/redface.gif[/img]

Posted on: Wed, 09/13/2006 - 10:57pm
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Sorry to hear about the reaction. My son is allergic to Sesame. He use to eat them all of the time, and then one day he had a ANA to them. It happened very quickly. One day he ate them no problem, and the next time ANA. In my opinion, Sesame is the hardest allergy to control. My son has many. What you need to keep in mind is that Sesame does not have to be labeled for. Some company's do, but most don't. If you go to the grocery store, you will have a hard time trying to find any bread crumbs that do not have Sesame in them. Also a lot of companys use Sesame as a spice, and it will just be listed on the package as spices. For our son, we do not let him eat anything that say's spices, unless we call the company to find out if it included Sesame. Hope this helps.

Posted on: Thu, 09/14/2006 - 4:49am
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The "vegetable oil" ingredient makes me wonder. Another quirk of the food labeling laws is that highly refined oils, including peanut oil, don't require labeling because it is believed that such oils are not allergenic.
However, I've witnessed my son react to french fries cooked in peanut oil. Because of this, we avoid vegetable oil if the type of oil is not specified.

Posted on: Mon, 09/18/2006 - 1:51am
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I've read a few threads about vegetable oil and specifying the type of veg. oil. I'm confused about what this means. Are there certain varieties that are not safe? Most are made purely from soybeans I thought. Thanks for the info, I'm new at this!

Posted on: Mon, 09/18/2006 - 10:45am
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amyd,
If a label just lists VEGETABLE OIL and doesn't say what type of vegetable oil it is, then I don't eat it.
The label should read VEGETABLE OIL (then say in brackets what type of oil.....corn....cottonseed...or?
If it doesn't specify the type of oil, how do I know it isn't peanut oil?
My first allergist told me, 'peanut oil is ok - it's refined and doesn't have any peanut protein in it.'
On the next visit, he said, 'don't eat anything with peanut oil. Some is refined, some isn't.' (I changed allergists)

Posted on: Sun, 08/20/2006 - 11:03pm
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i'm not sure we've ever tried those. i'd be curious to know which allergen your child was reacting to. did you all have any other portion of the meal in common both times she had the chicken patties (like buns, for example). i'm sure you are careful about bread/buns with a sesame allergy. please post the response you get (if you get one) from the company so we can find out what allergen may have contaminated the chicken.

Posted on: Sun, 08/20/2006 - 11:18pm
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Both times the patties were eaten without bread. We do eat bread, but probably not as often as most folks. And yes, we're extremely careful about brands. Both times we had a salad and veggies, and both times she ate only the patty (DD eats one food at a time, I know it's weird).
I did some research on the boards and it appears Conagra doesn't label for cross-contamination from what posters were saying. I thought it was the law??? This could take someone out one day. If this is true, considering how big Conagra is, you would think they'd be more careful being such a big target for a lawsuit.
I'm going to stick to the products we know and trust.

Posted on: Mon, 08/21/2006 - 12:48am
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Quote:Originally posted by meadow:
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I did some research on the boards and it appears Conagra doesn't label for cross-contamination from what posters were saying. I thought it was the law???
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Labeling for cross-contamination is not "the law". Check out this link for more info...
[url="http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/~dms/alrgqa.html#q13"]http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/~dms/alrgqa.html#q13[/url]
[i]Does FALCPA require the use of a "may contain" statement in any circumstance?
No. Advisory statements are not required by FALCPA.
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Hope your kiddo is doing ok now.
[This message has been edited by 2BusyBoys (edited August 21, 2006).]

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