still not good about asking. I made a stop at local BBQ place we frequent

Posted on: Tue, 05/08/2007 - 12:26am
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called Dallas BBQ...basic chicken, ribs, corn bread, tempura, onion laofs...you get the picture..

well, i had some free time yesterday and decided to stop in a lot of the restaurants we eat at so i can start getting my safe list.

I'm just not so good at the terminology and what exactly i'm looking for. See this example:

walked in and said, hi, my family ocmes here a lot and we just discovered peanut allergy-which is serious-does your food recipies use peanut oils or peanut flour or peanut?

answer: no no no no we use vegetable oil. I said, peanuts are vegetables-what type of oil, canola?olive? mazola?.....not sure.

then i asked about the breading-flour used in the tempura and corn bread and onion rings...he said he didn't know. i said, ok, thanks for your honesty, i guess i'll call corporate.

he said there is no corporate-its a family run business-we make styuff here but have a factory that makes the flour items and ships them to us. I said, ok, who runs the factory? he said he didn't know. I said surely there is a chef-manager there knows how to make the products and what the recipies are...he i must talk to.

he said he didn't know but the brand was PHILLSBURY.

so now what???? arggh!!!!

DO i call phillsbury and ask them what type of flour they have-or do i have to trace the specific flour to the specific factory to the specific BBQ place i'm inquiring about?

Posted on: Tue, 05/08/2007 - 2:03am
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Honestly, we don't eat out at restaurants much at all. It is too difficult for me to trust somebody else. However, if we do eat out, I always ask to talk to the restaurant manager / owner AND/OR the chef. If I get the slightest feeling that they don't fully understand, we just bag it.

Posted on: Tue, 05/08/2007 - 2:08am
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he was manager...i will figure it out-the lingo-we love to eat out and it is special for us and will continue--i just will go to our local places we go to initially to put them on my safe list....i will continue to take them out to eat whenever and wherever-but i have a pretty much relaxed PA attitude...it just happened like that-although i am new to this all...
i decided to NOT change her lifestyle and only in the ways in which i feel i must. Plus, living in New York City-must restaurants are pretty savvy about allergies and the chef's can talk to you...but thanks for your input!!

Posted on: Tue, 05/08/2007 - 2:15am
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If the manager does not know then ask for the owner or the chef. Or ask to see the packaging. I did this the other day at a pizza shop we always go to, the guy was kind of annoyed but oh well, I would rather annoy someone then spend the night in a hospital with my child

Posted on: Tue, 05/08/2007 - 2:19am
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Yes, I totally understand. If eating out was that important to us, we would try harder too, but it just isn't. And - if you can figure out how to get through this without changing your lifestyle, you will be doing very good. My son's lifestyle hasn't changed, but mine sure has :> )!

Posted on: Tue, 05/08/2007 - 2:35am
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the owner wasn't there-it is a chain-anyway-i willcall phillsbury and ask them..thanks!

Posted on: Tue, 05/08/2007 - 2:58am
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fyi: pillsbury flour has been bought out by jm smuckers 1-800-767-4466...no peanut anything in their flour. also pillsbury is owned by GM who is one of best labelers in industry (so they said...so take that fwiw)

Posted on: Tue, 05/08/2007 - 3:57am
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If GM is General Mills -- I trust their labelling, and they are one of the first companies I did trust.
I trust Pillsbury labelling since they were bought out.
Just to clarify...are you saying jm smuckers is owned by GM? (I might be reading wrong.)

Posted on: Tue, 05/08/2007 - 6:40am
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Actually some Pilsbury products (like the refrigerated doughs) are owned by General Mills. Other Pilsbury products (like the flour and mixes) are owned by Smucker. I guess at some point in the company's history, part got bought out by one company, part by another, and there is no "Pilsbury" standing on it's own anymore.
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Posted on: Tue, 05/08/2007 - 6:58am
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jimmy's mom is right! flour portion sold to jm smuckers...refrigerated and frozen are gm (gen mills) and dependable....

Posted on: Tue, 05/08/2007 - 9:47am
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Most of us don't go out to eat very much. It's like playing Russian Roullette with a loaded gun, if you don't know what to ask. It takes a while to grow some umm... cajones to be able to ask the right questions.
I hope you stick around long enough to learn how to deal with people.
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