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Posted on: Fri, 02/11/2011 - 8:31am
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Joined: 02/11/2011 - 15:28

There is a brand at Walgreens called Deerfield Farms that states on the back that it is produced in a peanut-free environment. The ingredients are sunflower seeds, sunflower oil, salt. They have them as kernels, and in shell.

Posted on: Tue, 10/21/2014 - 3:00pm
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I have had a life threatening allergy to peanuts/tree nuts my entire life, but I have never had any trouble with sunflower seeds. But the only seeds I have ever had were DAVIDS sunflower seeds, they are all produced in a nut free factory because thats all the brands makes, is sunflower seeds, not nuts! I really enjoy them, and i think you will be fine, but you should always ask your allergist if your nervous. hope this helped!

Posted on: Sun, 12/14/2014 - 5:51am
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My daughter is allergic to sunflower seeds as well as peanuts, walnuts, soy, etc. The first time she had a reaction she was participating in a math project in her second grade class. They were using seeds and beans, she ate a sunflower seed. Her teacher was aware of her peanut allergy so took precautions for her safety. At the time we did not know she was also allergic to sunflower. This happened right before school let out for the day so the teacher walked her out to me with her lip big and fat like she was punched. Talk about scared, my daughter's eyes were as big as saucers, she was terrified, I'll never forget it. Thank goodness, it wasn't severe, but be careful! The second time she had a reaction to sunflower it was just a few weeks ago and was much worse. I bought 'everything bagels' and we always check the label for allergens, unfortunately I overlooked the small non-bold print where it plainly listed sunflower seeds as an ingredient. After one bite I immediately noticed the tell-tale hives/blotches around her mouth and puffy red lips, she spent the next hour or two with severe stomach pains and vomiting. I say go with your gut and if you don't trust something--dont take chances.

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