Subway Resturants

Posted on: Thu, 12/02/1999 - 10:15am
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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I've had several bad experiences at Subways,
B E W A R E O F S U B W A Y
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
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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.
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Posted on: Mon, 04/24/2000 - 1:26am
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I contacted Subway and was told no ingredients in the bread contain peanuts. The new bread just has more fat and more sugar...now that is Marketing!
[This message has been edited by stimpsjd (edited May 16, 2000).]

Posted on: Mon, 04/24/2000 - 3:14am
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Go to Subway.com. There is alot of information and a contact number. Andy
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Posted on: Wed, 05/17/2000 - 10:01am
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Hi, in Canada Subway bakes all of their breads in the same ovens as their cookies that contain nuts so we avoid their products completely. There is no sign advising customers of an allergy alert so I have written to their headquarters asking them to put them in view. Hope this helps those in Canada. Take care.

Posted on: Mon, 07/03/2000 - 4:03am
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Im a subway owner in California and also have a 4 year old son with peanut alergy. I was surprised at the postings that were about peanut oil and contamination in the chain so I really scoured the store for ingredient lists etc. What I realized after all my work was that some of you have Subways with a sub franchise in it (i.e. broadway freies)Our bread is safe and the oil and vinigar on the subs is a blend of olive and cottonseed or soy. Some of the cookies and chips are questionableand will be different in all areas of the world due to venders and distributers. The owner also may have the freedom to choose outside sourses in these areas also. Our place doesnt fry anything or serve ice creame or smoothies as some others have opted to do so that is probable where the lack of control over cross contamination comes in. We also dont serve peanut butter sandwiches. I guess as with all places where you arent the one doing the cooking, just be wary!

Posted on: Tue, 07/04/2000 - 10:43pm
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Thank you for your help and research bon70.

Posted on: Mon, 08/21/2000 - 11:54pm
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I have eaten sandwiches at Subway (though I HATE them!) about a year ago, without a reaction. I have also eaten Boardwalk fries once, without a problem. Does this mean I am not allergic to Peanut Oil? I always avoid it anyway, but I wonder.

Posted on: Tue, 08/22/2000 - 4:22am
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There is a thread on peanut oil. It depends on whether it is heat processed (I think that is the word) or cold processed. In the US it is usually by heat. The problem is you do not know where it is processed so you do not know if you will have a problem or not. I am told to be careful of peanut oil sold in health food stores. I try my best to stay away from all of it. Andy

Posted on: Wed, 10/18/2000 - 4:39pm
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I had to do some research to-day re Subway because it's being offered as a food lunch thing (wonderful wording there, Cin) for fundraising at my son's school. I had checked their website last night and e-mailed them. I received a very quick response telling me to contact my local store. When I called, the woman who is actually co-ordinating the "deal" with Jesse's school told me that ALL of their cookies in the Kid's Pack are NOT safe. They are made on the premises but there are peanut butter ones specifically, others with other nuts in them, and then the cross-contamination issue. I've posted a new topic under Schools re this dilemma, I'm not even sure if I should let Jesse have the sandwich now, especially after what Kathyrn posted above in this thread about the same ovens being used for bread. I was told by the woman here that the bread was okay but did not think to ask about the ovens. I'm interested in getting some response to my thread about what to do re the school re this, but at this moment in time, I'm thinking, okay, no Subway cookies in Jesse's "peanut free" classroom, only the Subway sandwiches. No peanut butter cookies in the "Reduce the Risk" school at all. Since we have eaten at Subway without reaction, I had felt okay about him getting the sandwich, but I'm really re-thinking that, especially with the additional information I received in this thread. I think I'll end up going for no sub for him that day, and if need be, like a lot of other PA parents, I'll bring him something special in that day. Thanks and best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Fri, 10/20/2000 - 4:52am
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I would rethink eating anything that is baked on the premises at Subway. Most of our local outlets use teens who are not allergy aware, they place doughs for cookies and breads all on the same trays and counters and do not think about washing their hands between products. Everything in baked in the same ovens sometimes at the same time. About 18 months ago a 6 or 7 year old boy died from an anaphylactic reaction to a plain donut that had been on contaminated trays and baked in the same oven as donuts with nuts. My allergist told me about this case and reminded us that this is why donut shops, commercial bakeries etc. are off limits for us. We too had eaten Subway sandwiches but we don't anymore. Hope this helps. Take care. Perhaps you could ask the woman at your Subway if you could visit the baking area and ask questions?

Posted on: Fri, 10/20/2000 - 12:17pm
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Kathryn, that is a wonderful idea about checking the baking area of the local Subway. The school is not going to allow pb cookies as part of the deal so I feel okay about that. It's just whether or not I get Jesse the sub or not. See, I do take Jesse into a local donut shop that has peanut products and have for the past 2-1/2 years without incident. But, we've probably only had the sandwiches from Subway twice in the same 2-1/2 year period. It's close enough to me that I could probably check it out no problem. Thanks for that idea. I'm finding it hard to learn how to be pro-active when it comes to dealing with restaurants, etc. I wouldn't even have thought to ask to see their baking area. Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Tue, 10/31/2000 - 2:20pm
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I went once to subway and have not been back. I watched the guy make sandwiches for the people in front of me, then reach in and get them each a peanut butter cookie. Then continue making sandwiches. I left.

Posted on: Wed, 04/07/2004 - 9:20am
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Anyone with recent Canadian specific information?
(I have a reason for asking, as always [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/rolleyes.gif[/img] )
Many thanks and best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Wed, 04/07/2004 - 10:05am
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Quote:Originally posted by Alternative to Mainstream:
[b]Anyone with recent Canadian specific information?
(I have a reason for asking, as always [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/rolleyes.gif[/img] )
Many thanks and best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
[/b]
Hi Cindy,
I eat sandwiches from Subways. Although the Subways in my area do not bake peanut butter cookies (although they do make macadamia nut cookies, but I am not TNA).
Although I don't eat the cookies at Subways, but I do eat the sandwiches.
If I entered a Subway with peanut butter cookies, I would not eat the sandwiches however as it would seem a bit risky to me.

Posted on: Wed, 04/07/2004 - 10:31am
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I'm butting in with a USA-specific answer [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img] .
Subway (or at least our local one) is off limits because they bake peanut butter and macadamia cookies in the oven along with the bread (simultaneously, not just in the same oven but at different times).
There was also a blurb in FAAN's most recent newsletter about their wraps containing sesame flour, another problem item for us.
Sorry, couldn't help interfering in your thread!
Amy

Posted on: Wed, 04/07/2004 - 11:03am
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Hi Amy,
Thansk for the info.. yes, I would not eat in a Subway that bakes peanut butter cookies. I am lucky my local Subway does not bake them... they do use tree nuts but I am not TNA and not sesame allergic, so it is fortunate I am able to eat at Subways.

Posted on: Wed, 04/07/2004 - 12:20pm
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Going Nuts, sorry, I didn't mean to sound rude by asking for Canadian specific information. Hope I didn't, and you know that your information is very much appreciated for people in the U.S.
We have a Subway around the corner from us and I honestly can't tell you what cookies they have in there. I think if they had a pb cookie, I would remember.
I do know that before, when this thread was originally started, I was a bit concerned because of the cookies being made in the same ovens as the bread, but we have eaten there regardless.
The reason I was asking now is that they have a new salad line out with roasted garlic almonds (garlic roasted almonds) and now I'm feeling that they may be off limits to us.
Many thanks and best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Thu, 04/08/2004 - 9:36am
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Alt to M, I know you weren't being rude. I'm just a big buttinski! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img]
Amy

Posted on: Thu, 04/08/2004 - 10:13am
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Quote:Originally posted by Alternative to Mainstream:
[b]The reason I was asking now is that they have a new salad line out with roasted garlic almonds (garlic roasted almonds) and now I'm feeling that they may be off limits to us.
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Hi Cindy,
This won't affect me.. I am fortunate in that I am not allergic to tree nuts, so Subway is still safe for me. You may still be able to go, since Jesse is not TNA, and as long as he does not eat salad (only eats a sandwich) it should be fine, but depends on your comfort level. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Thu, 04/08/2004 - 1:07pm
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Going Nuts, I didn't think you were being a buttinski! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
erik, Jesse definitely wouldn't get a salad because he hasn't reached that age where salad is something he'd order at a fast food place, and you're right, he's not TNA. I'm trying to rack my brain about whether or not we go anywhere else that has tree nuts and we probably do.
I know last year, I posted about the vegetarian burger that was made with walnuts and because I think Jess wanted a burger, and knowing the veggie burger would be fried on the same thing as the regular burger, I did leave the restaurant.
I'll have to think about it, but I do appreciate the input. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Wed, 05/11/2005 - 4:49am
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I talked to someone at our nearest Subway (midwest U.S.) today when I walked by and noticed that no one was in line. She said they don't bake peanut butter cookies at that restaurant. She said she could order some, and I said, "Oh, no," and explained why I wanted to know. She said that they do bake the cookies on the same baking sheets. So for us, I think that means we'll always find out if they bake peanut butter cookies before we get sandwiches from a particular Subway. That will be a little hard to do on trips when we're really hungry, though.

Posted on: Mon, 09/10/2007 - 3:17pm
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Every once in a while, I will eat a Chicken, Bacon, Ranch sandwich at Subway. I have to be somewhat careful because the Ranch has soy, but it does not cause problems with my PA & TNA.
I never order cookies because I know they use the same baking sheets for their peanut butter & white chocolate chip macadamia cookies as they do for the other cookies.
Sometimes, they do not change their gloves after handling the cookies, so it would be a good idea to ask them to do so. I asked one employee if she could, and she said she would, and that she normally does because of people with allergies. However, when I was in today, the lady that rang up my sandwich did not change hers after handling the cookies. She did not actually touch the sandwich, just the wrapper, so I did not mention it - but I know I really should have so that she would be aware that it is important to protect her customers.

Posted on: Mon, 09/10/2007 - 10:49pm
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In many Subways, place where the cookies are kept is right next to the stack of papers that are used to wrap the sandwiches.
When someone orders cookies, the cookies pass right over the paper. If crumbs fall off the cookie onto the paper, the top paper is contaminated.
It wouldn't hurt to ask the person wrapping your sandwich not to wrap yours in the top piece of paper.

Posted on: Mon, 09/10/2007 - 11:27pm
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Having PB cookies baked on the same trays as the bread is way too close for my comfort zone. Also, I remember reading about a teen who ate a subway sub in a mall, had a reaction, and died a short time later (peanut allergy). I think it was about a year ago.

Posted on: Tue, 09/11/2007 - 12:12am
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Was it actually Subway, though, or just a sandwich shop, unnamed?
In some regions, Subways have peanut butter cookies and in others they don't.

Posted on: Tue, 09/11/2007 - 12:57am
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I eat at Subways .. I have never seen a peanut butter cookie at a Subway here in Canada. I don't think they bake peanut butter cookies at Subway in Canada.

Posted on: Tue, 09/11/2007 - 9:44am
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We have eaten at Subway quite a bit lately. I love the BMT!
We don't have a problem with the cookie situation at ours. They are also very, very happy to change gloves at our request. We ask them to change gloves then have DS' sandwich made then ours. W/ his vegetarianism, it's a big deal to him if gloves have touched meat (he tends to look at things from a cross contamination perspective because of his PA we think).
Anyway, we find them pleasant. They don't have breads with blatant sesame (my concern) and no crabmeat (also my concern). [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

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