Chick fil A

Posted on: Sat, 02/10/2018 - 9:56am
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I am 41 years old and have been allergic to peanuts my entire life. Years and years ago I stopped eating at Chick fil A when there was all this controversy about peanut oil/allergies, etc. At that time they printed the allergen on the bag. Fast forward to today and Chick fil a goes so far as to quote the FDA and why their peanut oil is safe due to the highly refined process of removing the proteins. In Oct 2013 I ate a salad from Chick fil a and had a mild reaction. I wasn't sure if it was the sauce because it contained soy protein which I am also allergic to. I tried eating it again in Jan 2018 and had a severe reaction requiring a trip to the emergency room. I did not eat sauce, I ordered a burrito, did not eat the shell, only the eggs, vegetables, cheese and chicken. I eat eggs, vegetables on a daily basis and no dairy allergy. It has to be the peanut oil by process of elimination. Unfortunately no more chick fil a for me. Anyone else with this issue??

Posted on: Sun, 11/10/2013 - 8:10am
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My daughter is highly allergic to peanut (has had one anaphylactic reaction to peanut butter) and our allergist advised us that its safe to eat at chik fil a. We do so regularly and she has never had a reaction. The dr explained to us that they use highly refined (heat pressed) peanut oil which is safe because the refining process used in making the oil destroys the substance which allergic people react to. It is only cold pressed peanut oil (which is usually found in gourmet oils) that will cause a reaction and need to be avoided. That being said, i would highly recommend calling your allergist regarding any questions you have about what is safe for your son to consume and what is not. Also - always, always carry 2 epi-pens for your child. Never be without them - its not worth the risk.

Posted on: Thu, 01/16/2014 - 1:19am
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I would not risk it. My son was diagnosed with severe peanut allergy (reacts even to foods processed on the same equipment) and at the same time he was diagnosed (april, 2013) a news article came out about a 19 year old who died from eating a cookie with peanut oil in it. It is supposed to be "safe" but it is obviously a risk. :(

Posted on: Thu, 01/16/2014 - 11:42am
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An allergic reaction comes from eating the peanut protein. So technically, one would not be allergic to peanut oil. However, there is a chance that the oil could not be 100% pure and could contain small traces of the peanut protein. Chick fil a is claiming that their oil is pure and does not contain any peanut protein. My 2 year old son has a severe peanut allergy & I do not let him eat at chick fil a or have peanut oil. I received this info from my son's allergist & researched online to clarify. Hope it helps answer your question!

Posted on: Sat, 02/22/2014 - 10:13pm
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Lindarella I wonder if you could have had a reaction based on the fact that Chick fil A uses chickens that have been fed soy?

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