What caused reaction?

Posted on: Mon, 09/03/2007 - 7:58am
swfisher's picture
Joined: 09/03/2007 - 09:00

A couple months ago my daughter was diagnosed with a PA. Since we found out about her allergy we have been very cautious not to give her anything on the unsafe food list (peanuts, vegetable protein etc.). Last weekend we gave her a Grand biscuit and within 15 minutes she had a mild reaction (eye swelling and red). We immediately gave her Benadryl and luckily the swelling went down unlike the last time when she had peanut butter and we had to rush her to the ER. I have looked at all of the ingredients and do not see any items that are unsafe. We give her milk and wheat crackers all of the time with no reaction so we know she is not allergic to these. Does anyone have any idea what it could be? I called the manufacturer and they assured me that there is no peanuts in the biscuits and they are not made in a plant where peanuts are used.



Posted on: Mon, 09/03/2007 - 9:23am
chanda4's picture
Joined: 12/14/2006 - 09:00

were they baked by yourself, on your cookware??? Unless someone else baked them(on possibly a cookie sheet that previously baked pb cookies...) I am as puzzled as you. Sometimes reactions are just fluke occurances(or unexplainable is more like it, we've had plenty of those)....sorry though, glad she is okay HUGS
Chanda(mother of 4)
Sidney-8 1/2(beef and chocolate, grasses, molds, weeds, guinea pig, hamster & asthma)
Jake-6 1/2(peanut, all tree nuts, all seeds(sesame, sunflower, poppy, pine nut) beef, chicken, eggs, coconut, green beans/all beans, trees, grasses, weeds, molds, cats, dogs, guinea pig & eczema & asthma)
Carson-4 (peanut, tree nuts, milk, soy, egg, beef and pork, cats, dog, guinea pig, hamster, grass, mold, dust mite and EE)
Savannah-1 1/2 (milk, beef and egg, dog(avoiding peanuts, tree nuts, strawberries, seeds, legumes and corn)

Posted on: Mon, 09/03/2007 - 2:18pm
Sarahb's picture
Joined: 01/22/2007 - 09:00

What kind of wheat crackers? Could they be made on shared lines/facility? Just because she has had them before does not meant that they are safe.
I know it's frustrating....I'm sorry.

Posted on: Mon, 09/03/2007 - 2:30pm
SFMom's picture
Joined: 11/27/2006 - 09:00

Could she be reacting to soy that might be in the biscuits? Such as soy flour or another soy ingredient? Sometimes there can be a cross-reaction between peanuts and other legumes, particularly soy. Can you post the ingredients here?
[This message has been edited by SFMom (edited September 04, 2007).]

Posted on: Tue, 09/04/2007 - 2:50am
mistey's picture
Joined: 01/18/2004 - 09:00

Aren't these made by Pullisbury? And isn't Pullisbury made by Kraft?
My ds had a reaction to a Kraft food a couple of years ago and they told us that they do not label for cross-contamination. They feel that their allergen wash is sufficient to remove any possibilities of peanuts.

Posted on: Wed, 09/05/2007 - 9:50am
swfisher's picture
Joined: 09/03/2007 - 09:00

The ingredients are....
Enriched Flour Bleached (Wheat Flour, Niacin, Ferrous Sulfate, Thiamin Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid) Skim Milk, Partially hydrogenated soybean oil, sugar, baking powder(sodium and pyrophosphate, baking soda, sodium aluminum phosphate)salt, xanthan gum, artificial color, and natural and artificial flavor.
Contains Wheat and Milk Ingredients

Posted on: Wed, 09/05/2007 - 9:56am
booandbrimom's picture
Joined: 08/23/2000 - 09:00

sf, is it possible she just got something in her eye? It's unusual to have a peanut reaction that's localized like that just to the eye.
We do a lot of shrugging for these mild reactions, but we're dealing with milk and it's everywhere.

Posted on: Wed, 09/05/2007 - 10:50am
Daisy's picture
Joined: 01/16/2006 - 09:00

With food allergies you kind-of have to think outside of the box. What was she doing just before the reaction? Did you just return from the store or away from your home? Had she washed her hands? Was she playing with the dog?
My DD(no allergies) recently found a bag of Virginia peanuts my neighbor brought us last year as a gift. They were in the back of my pantry. I was saving them to give to my Mom to take home, but kept forgetting and they were stashed behind the crackers and chips. You just never know where something might turn up.
It's a good idea to re-wash any items that might have come into contact with peanuts/nuts in the past. Especially bakeware, pie plates, cookie sheets, etc.

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