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Posted on: Tue, 03/14/2006 - 8:39am
Beth's picture
Joined: 03/06/1999 - 09:00

Yes, my PA daughter eats quite frequently at Chick-Fil-A. I had concerns about it at first, but she has never had a problem. And at 18, she's not about to suddenly stop eating there just because mom isn't too thrilled about it.

Posted on: Thu, 03/16/2006 - 11:13am
caryn's picture
Joined: 11/20/2002 - 09:00

We ate at chick fil a when my som=ne was 20 months and as soon as he ate some chicken nuggets and fries -- only a few bites he proceeded to vomit all over the place -- he had a shocked look on his face and within a few minutes he was fine however he did not want to eat -- can you blame him?!
We did not find out about his allergy until 24 months and when we look back at this incident we realize it is better for us to stay away -- it is just food.
This is just our experience.

Posted on: Sat, 03/18/2006 - 2:08am
McCobbre's picture
Joined: 04/16/2005 - 09:00

My DS, when little, refused to go there for about a year, and then when I finally got him to eat some nuggest, he had a rash around his face. Never again.
He's also had a severe (vomiting) reaction to chips fried in regular (not cold pressed) peanut oil.
I don't care what our first doctor said and the information from FAAN says. Regular peanut oil can be dangerous for peanut allergic individuals. Our new doctor recognizes this.

Posted on: Sat, 03/18/2006 - 12:06pm
skocsis's picture
Joined: 08/28/2004 - 09:00

Prior to knowing our son was PA he ate there many times. No problems and he loved the food. I haven't gone since diagnosis- just to be safe.

Posted on: Tue, 03/28/2006 - 2:27pm
mamakat21894's picture
Joined: 10/23/2004 - 09:00

i am scared to let my son eat there. he had a reaction in a resturant that fryed in peanut oil, he did not eat anything it was airborne. he ended up in the hospital.
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Posted on: Thu, 04/20/2006 - 11:30am
robinlp's picture
Joined: 05/14/2002 - 09:00

My son eats at chick-fil-a often and has never had any issues at all.

Posted on: Thu, 04/20/2006 - 11:32am
robinlp's picture
Joined: 05/14/2002 - 09:00

In case anyone is interested from Chick-fil-a's website:
Q. Are oils derived from foods that can cause allergy, such as peanut oil, also allergenic?
A. Not usually. Most commercial oils such as peanut oil are highly refined (hot solvent extracted), which removes protein from the product. These types of oil are most commonly used in commercial food preparation. Since it is protein in allergenic foods that causes food allergy, highly refined oils are non-allergenic. Research has shown that individuals with a severe peanut allergy have not had reactions to heat processed oils. However, people with a food allergy should avoid

Posted on: Thu, 04/20/2006 - 3:30pm
toomanynuts's picture
Joined: 08/23/2003 - 09:00

I just have to say that my dd has reacted to trace amounts of peanut oil and I wouldn't take her there. Her reaction was at In & Out and although they don't use peanut oil the Company that packages there oil also packages peanut oil. Which that trace amount cause her to have a severe anaphylactic reaction. Maybe, it works for some people but not for us.

Posted on: Fri, 04/21/2006 - 12:43am
Naer74's picture
Joined: 11/03/2003 - 09:00

My son also reacted to peanut oil used in a spaghetti/pizza sauce. This was at a Greek restaurant many years ago.
What I am confused about is why so many people will allow their kids to eat foods cooked in peanut oil. I don't care if it is 'supposed' to be safe. If we are teaching our kids to stay away from anything peanut then why allow this as an exception?
[This message has been edited by Naer74 (edited April 21, 2006).]

Posted on: Fri, 04/21/2006 - 1:08am
rebekahc's picture
Joined: 12/02/1999 - 09:00

I react to heat processed peanut oil. I either vomit immediately or suffer with diarrhea for days afterward. At the very least wouldn't peanut oil be manufactured in a facility that processes peanuts??? Somewhere on these boards a few years ago I read the exact statistics for protein found in refined peanut oil - perhaps posted by CorvallisMom. I'll do a search and see if I can find it...
P.S. The owner of several Chic-Fil-A restaurants in our area told me he personally wouldn't risk it.


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