Shared equipment question

Posted on: Thu, 04/22/2004 - 12:45pm
hapi2bgf's picture
Joined: 04/22/2004 - 09:00

My 3 year old daugther has a peanut allergy and I am wondering about the "processed on shared equipment" statement found on the ingredients lists. Do any of you with peanut allergies eat any foods that state "processed on shared equipment" or "processed on equipment that also processes peanuts"?


Posted on: Thu, 04/22/2004 - 1:04pm
NutlessinNJ's picture
Joined: 02/23/2004 - 09:00

My 4 year old son is PA and TNA and there is no way I would let him eat anything that is processed in the same plant or made on shared equiptment with nuts of any kind. Way too risky for me. We almost lost him once I dont ever want to go through that again. It really depends on your comfort level but it can cause alot of trouble for a PA person. There are plenty of "treats" and foods out there that have no traces of nuts and are not processed in the same plant you just have to look for them. Hope this helps. Julie

Posted on: Thu, 04/22/2004 - 11:53pm
jtolpin's picture
Joined: 05/28/2003 - 09:00

For us, we allow Caitlin/DW (whos anaph to peanuts) to have snacks that have 'may contains..' or 'processed on..' or any type label for that matter... We'll do a double take on it, weigh the pros/cons (for a minute) and usually decide its ok.
But thats OUR comfy level [img][/img]
And DW is 30+ (so its not like [I] allow her to have something... though she's doing weight watchers, and watching those points, so sometimes [I] dont 'allow' her to have something, but thats another story.)
Caitlin 4-17-00 Allergic to Dairy, Egg, Wheat, Bananas, Grapes, Rye, Sesame, Beef, Garlic, Mustard, Onion, Peas and Avoiding Latex and all Nuts
Sara 2-13-98 NKA (avoiding nuts)
Meghan 2-28-03 Outgrown Reflux - Alimentum feeder, Stopped Zantac - RAST neg to big 8

Posted on: Fri, 04/23/2004 - 4:02am
mommyofmatt's picture
Joined: 03/12/2004 - 09:00

I don't let ds eat anything w/may contains, or processed in the same plant either. Since he's so young, I want to be really strict w/what he eats now to try and give him a chance (I know chances are small...) to outgrow the allergy or at least bring his allergy test results down (he's class 6).
I'm also afraid of him having a really bad reaction, and since he doesn't know what foods he's missing yet, I figure there's no reason to introduce potentially harmful stuff yet.
Meg, mom to:
Matt 2 yrs. PA,MA,EA
Sean 2 yrs. NKA

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