Subway Resturants

Posted on: Thu, 12/02/1999 - 10:15am
sahmom's picture
Joined: 10/13/1999 - 09:00

Hi. Could someone plese help me? I read on one of the boards that Subway uses peanut oil. I have called all in our local area, and have been told no but not with a positive response. Could you please tell me what to look in ,Oil in bread or oils used for flavor? We will not being going there again until we are sure>>>>>. Thanks,Becky

Posted on: Sun, 12/05/1999 - 4:13am
Donnamarie's picture
Joined: 11/16/1999 - 09:00

Hi! I probably posted the original message. Our local Subway (and Boardwalk fries) both use peanut oil in their frying oil (for deep frying). I only know of one Boardwalk fries that decided to use soy oil, instead of peanut oil, but they were very cautious; they indicated that the corporate offices want them to use peanut oil, since that gives them the distinctive flavor.

Posted on: Fri, 12/17/1999 - 9:57am
pagirl22's picture
Joined: 12/17/1999 - 09:00

I had a close call with Boardwalk Fries...I am a pa survivor in Southern California. Our Boardwalk Fries had a HUGE sign at the top indicating that they used Peanut Oil, but of course...I didn't see it (don't ask). I had my husband take me to the hospital, but I had no reaction. They had me take a Benadryl anyway, but nothing happened. I wonder how it is I can be allergic to peanuts but not react to the oil? :?

Posted on: Sat, 12/18/1999 - 12:26am
MaryLynn's picture
Joined: 06/25/1999 - 09:00

In the us most peanut oil is heat pressed and the heat kills off or denatures the peanut oil. Therefore most peanut allergic people can eat peanut oil. Cold pressed peanut oil does not denature the allergins and is mostly found outside of the US, or in health food stores.
We have had varing reactions from my daughter with foods fried in peanut oil, so we tend to stay away from it, even though the reactions may have been cross contamination issues.
Hope this helps.

Posted on: Fri, 01/28/2000 - 7:04am
DavisGal's picture
Joined: 07/12/1999 - 09:00

I do keep my legume allergic son away from peanut oil, as I'm scared of even the slightest amount of the protien surviving processing. We have discovered that he does well with soybean oil. It's so nice for him to be able to eat regular bread and oreos!

Posted on: Fri, 01/28/2000 - 7:40am
Beth's picture
Joined: 03/06/1999 - 09:00

After dealing with my daughter's PA for 12 yrs, I only recently learned about the "peanut oil is ok" story. I had discovered some canned baked beans which contained peanut oil. I, of course, was outraged and immediately e-mailed them (Busch, I think) as well as FAN. I recieved a reply from FAN informing me about the safety of peanut oil. It was hard for me to believe, but they sent me a well documented article by one of the doctors. Since then, my daughter has eaten those beans as well as different snacks, like potato chips, etc. that list peanut oil. She hasn't had any problems, thank goodness. Remember, though, this is only U.S. manufactured products.

Posted on: Sat, 01/29/2000 - 1:57am
Donnamarie's picture
Joined: 11/16/1999 - 09:00

I think the peanut oil issue plays an interesting role in this allergy. I have read many articles that say that peanut oil is safe for 98% of people that have peanut allergies--but that assumes that the peanut oil contains absolutely no trace of peanut protein in it. (I have also heard that only US oil removes the protein because of the pressing process). Personally, my son reacts to peanut oil, even by cross-contamination, so I avoid it altogether. Also, consider that companies that use "peanut" oil for flavor may also add peanuts or other nuts for flavor. Another note: my son is highly allergic to soy, but he can have soybean oil. However, several times he has reacted to the oil--although there has been no cross-contamination (we don't allow soy and peanut products in our home). We suspect that maybe this might be due to soy protein that somehow escaped the pressing process. If this is the case, then we feel peanut oil is too risky.

Posted on: Fri, 03/31/2000 - 1:14am
mforss's picture
Joined: 03/31/2000 - 09:00

I've had several bad experiences at Subways,
Seems whenever I've had a sandwich there
I've had a reaction which I would class as
mild alergic reaction, kinda like the comming
on of a PA reaction. I'm PA since a child, now 40... After visiting a local Subway
(not ordering anything, though the rest of the group did) it dawned on me that they
also offer peanut butter sandwiches, which
are made in the same area as the rest of the sandwiches. The jar is wide open and it wouldn't be a strech of the imagination to guess that the knife they use to spread the peanut butter is also used for other sandwich making. No manager was in at the time but I intend to persue this with a letter(s) to Subway Corp.
Anyone else have similar experiences at Subway?

Posted on: Sat, 04/08/2000 - 5:01am
andy's picture
Joined: 04/26/2001 - 09:00

I eat at Subway often and never had a problem. I only eat the Veggie Delight because I am a vegetarian. Because of what I eat, it did not occur to me that I would have a problem there.

Posted on: Mon, 04/24/2000 - 1:26am
stimpsjd's picture
Joined: 03/27/2000 - 09:00

I contacted Subway and was told no ingredients in the bread contain peanuts. The new bread just has more fat and more that is Marketing!
[This message has been edited by stimpsjd (edited May 16, 2000).]

Posted on: Mon, 04/24/2000 - 3:14am
andy's picture
Joined: 04/26/2001 - 09:00

Go to There is alot of information and a contact number. Andy


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