Vegetable oil, is it okay?

Posted on: Sat, 02/23/2002 - 12:07am
mom2cuties's picture
Offline
Joined: 02/21/2002 - 09:00

I'm new to this and I was wondering what type of oil is okay to use for someone with PA? Is vegetable okay to use? What type of oils do everyone use?

Posted on: Sat, 02/23/2002 - 12:20am
smack's picture
Offline
Joined: 11/14/2001 - 09:00

I have used all Crisco oils for my PA only son and he's been fine.
I use Olive Oil all the time and he's been fine.
It's never really been a big concern of mine,
jump in anyone, should it be?

Posted on: Sat, 02/23/2002 - 12:49am
amymarie's picture
Offline
Joined: 01/13/2001 - 09:00

We use all kinds except of course peanut oil. We use sunflower, olive, vegetable, canola. As long as he is not allergic to anything else, he shouldn't have a problem. You can double check with your doc if you are dealing with one. Take care, Amy

Posted on: Sat, 02/23/2002 - 4:41am
Kathryn's picture
Offline
Joined: 02/17/1999 - 09:00

In Canada if the oil is manufactured in Canada then there cannot be unlabelled nut or peanut oils in vegetable oil. U.S. laws are different and you need to query the companies.

Posted on: Sat, 02/23/2002 - 5:55am
Suz-a-loo's picture
Offline
Joined: 10/19/2001 - 09:00

That's a good question. I use olive oil and canola oil. However, I was wondering about food items I buy that list "vegetable oil" as an ingredient (rather than being more specific about what kind of vegetable oil). Do any of you feel safe about giving your PA child a food item with that vague of an ingredient listed?

Posted on: Sat, 02/23/2002 - 6:31am
smack's picture
Offline
Joined: 11/14/2001 - 09:00

Suz-a-loo,
I know I have 3 types of Crisco in my cupboard. Just threw out one the other day, so I can't remember the ingredients listed, but keep in mind like Kathryn said, in Canada they would have to list in vegetable oil if peanut was an ingredient.
I have Vegetable oil with a Canola and Soybean blend, and Crisco veg oil that contains soybean oil, citric acid.
Probably the one I threw out is strickly pure vegetable oil without any soybean...since a lot of people are allergic to soy?
[This message has been edited by smack (edited February 23, 2002).]

Posted on: Sun, 02/24/2002 - 3:36am
Sable247's picture
Offline
Joined: 01/26/2002 - 09:00

Hi MomsTwoCuties,
I use Canola oil. I had to find out the specifics when some says "Oh its Vegetable Oil". That is rather vague. In the past I have been allergic to Corn, and to Soybean. Even though they aren't a concern now, I figure why aggravate the situation. AmyMarie, it hasn't crossed my mind about the Sunflower oil, but I did have a horrible reaction to Sunflower on a salad the week before I found out I had become PA. My suggestion would be to check with the doctor to make sure there aren't any hidden allergies to other foods. Good Luck. BE SAFE [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img].
Karen
[This message has been edited by Sable247 (edited February 24, 2002).]

Posted on: Sun, 02/24/2002 - 6:07am
Suz-a-loo's picture
Offline
Joined: 10/19/2001 - 09:00

Hi Smack. Thanks for the reply. I'm glad Canada is so good about their labeling practices. I wish the U.S. was the same. It's so frustrating not knowing if something is safe to give to my son or not.

Posted on: Sun, 02/24/2002 - 10:15am
mom2cuties's picture
Offline
Joined: 02/21/2002 - 09:00

Hi Suz-a-loo,
I live in Canada and I was just wondering when you say Canada is good about labeling practices, do you mean everything or just for oils? Please reply.
Vanessa

Posted on: Sun, 02/24/2002 - 12:39pm
Suz-a-loo's picture
Offline
Joined: 10/19/2001 - 09:00

Hi Mom2Cuties. Kathryn's earlier message in this post talked about how in Canada oil must be labeled nut free or not. From other posts I have seen on this board (I can't remember which), I always remember being impressed with Canada. They seem to be much stricter than the U.S. about their labeling practices. I could be totally wrong about that, but I think they are more food allergy aware. If anyone knows more about this subject, I'd be interested to hear about it.

Posted on: Sun, 02/24/2002 - 11:54pm
Heather2's picture
Offline
Joined: 09/25/2001 - 09:00

Just want to point out here that peanut oil is a vegetable oil. Peanuts are a vegetable not a nut, which is why we need to segregate peanuts from tree nuts. When you ask someone "what kind of oil is this cooked in?" and s/he says "vegetable oil" you need to ask them to specify what kind of vegetable oil.

Pages

Peanut Free and Nut Free Community

Click on one of the categories below to see all topics and discussions.

Latest Discussions

Latest Post by doggydude Sun, 07/19/2020 - 4:36am
Comments: 1
Latest Post by Tinsley Thu, 07/16/2020 - 8:12am
Comments: 5
Latest Post by Tinsley Thu, 07/16/2020 - 7:21am
Comments: 13
Latest Post by beachgal2020 Wed, 07/15/2020 - 1:45pm
Comments: 79
Latest Post by doggydude Wed, 07/15/2020 - 12:46pm
Comments: 46
Latest Post by beachgal2020 Thu, 07/09/2020 - 2:17pm
Comments: 173

Peanut Free Store

More Articles

Peanut oil is an inexpensive, healthful and inoffensive way to cook—unless you have a peanut allergy!

Light peanut oil is popular as a...

Are you looking for peanut-free candies as a special treat for a child with...

People with peanut allergy should know about foods to avoid, as many who are allergic to peanuts are allergic to other nuts like walnuts, cashews...

If you or your child has a peanut allergy, that unmistakable smell of peanuts wafting through the air...

Whether you have a child with a peanut allergy or you are sensitive to packing a nut-free lunch out of concern for other people’s children, it is...

For those living with peanut allergies, having a source of ready-to-eat 'safe' foods can be a...

Those with severe peanut allergies soon learn to look for the 'peanut-free sign' on any packaged food purchase. This is a notation found on a wide...

For many people with peanut allergies, baked goods present one of the most significant risks. Even if...

Are you craving sweets? Those with peanut allergies must be especially careful when indulging their...

Peanuts and Nuts Can Trigger An Asthma Attack

According to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAI), more than 3...

There are more "peanut-free" products than ever on the supermarket shelves. This means more choices than ever for peanut-allergic shoppers and...

It Is Easy To Buy Peanut Free Chocolate Online

Ask any parent of a child with a potentially life-...

How Do You Determine If A Food Is Safe For A Peanut Allergic Person?

The answer varies. “Peanut-free” means different things to different...

Recently, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a New Drug Application for an epinephrine auto-injector (EAI) designed for use with...

Fact 1: Over a third of food allergy reactions happen after the first known oral...

It can be easy to overlook the presence of nut allergens in non-food items because the allergens are often listed by their Latin or scientific...

It’s hard to think of Chinese food without thinking of peanuts. China is the world’s leading peanut producer, and that’s not a coincidence....

Soymilk is one of the most popular alternatives to cow’s milk. As well as being rich in fiber, soy is a great source of protein and contains all...

My mom was at a lakeside restaurant enjoying fish and chips when her mouth began tingling. The next day at a family gathering, we had grilled...

Peanuts and peanut oil are cheap and easy additives to food and other commercial goods. It is surprising (and alarming if you have a...