Vegetable oil, is it okay?

Posted on: Sat, 02/23/2002 - 12:07am
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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?
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Posted on: Sun, 02/24/2002 - 3:36am
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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
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Posted on: Sun, 02/24/2002 - 6:07am
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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
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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
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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
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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.

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