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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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Joined: 09/12/2006 - 09:00

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)

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