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Posted on: Sun, 04/23/2006 - 6:26am
robinlp's picture
Joined: 05/14/2002 - 09:00

I'd like to read more about this if anyone has any articles...My son's Allergist (Dr. Burks/Duke) told us that their is absolutely NO risk in eating it.

Posted on: Sun, 04/23/2006 - 2:08pm
rebekahc's picture
Joined: 12/02/1999 - 09:00

Well, I couldn't find the old post I was looking for, but here's basically what I remember from it...
Peanut contains many different proteins. It is possible to be allergic to any of them. The heat process of extracting the oil destroys all but 3(??) of the proteins, so many peanut allergic individuals are not allergic to peanut oil - a few are. I believe the peanut protein Ara h2 is the most common allergy and it is removed during the heat processing.
P.S. I was able to find this while searching online:
The mean protein content of peanut oil is reduced at each stage
of the refining process described above. Although the results differed
depending on whether the Lowry assay or the Pierce Micro bicinchoninic
acid assay was used for protein analysis, there was a consistent
downward trend with each analytical procedure. The mean protein
content in extracts of oil prepared by two separate procedures and
analysed by each assay were 187

Posted on: Sun, 04/23/2006 - 9:13pm
robinlp's picture
Joined: 05/14/2002 - 09:00

Thanks so much for posting the info!

Posted on: Tue, 05/02/2006 - 1:47pm
oliverioa's picture
Joined: 06/12/2001 - 09:00

My pa son has eaten there several times with no problems. Our allergist said we can eat things fried in peanut oil.

Posted on: Mon, 03/13/2006 - 7:00am
kandomom's picture
Joined: 01/12/2006 - 09:00

My PA DD has eaten here, prior to us knowing that they use peanut oil. She did not have a reaction and was fine w/ nuggets and fries. She has also eaten Nutella for YEARS (tested negative to hazelnuts) and they use a heat processed peanut oil. SHe has never had a problem w/ the Nutella brand. However, now I buy a chocolate hazelnut spread that does not use peanut oil. I do this not because of any past reactions, but because I am more educated now and I didn't want future confusion about 'when to avoid peanut oil'. It is just easier to avoid ALL peanut oil, rather then avoid peanut oil unless ' . . .' KWIM?

Posted on: Mon, 03/13/2006 - 10:50am
CorinneM1's picture
Joined: 06/20/2002 - 09:00

I won't take my son there. I don't care if its hot or cold pressed, but it doesn't work for my comfort zone.
We eat out often, and if we want fried chicken to-go we do KFC.

Posted on: Tue, 03/14/2006 - 5:39am
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

Hi Before we knew my son was PA we ate there very often. We no longer eat inside there but I will go thru the drive-thru and get him the grilled chicken sandwich and the fruit cup. He loves it. He also likes the milkshakes there but I have not checked the ingredients. I used to get him the vanilla because I did not know you were supposed to call on all things, but he has never had a problem. But we do eat it around him without problem.

Posted on: Tue, 03/14/2006 - 8:28am
mom2gracie's picture
Joined: 09/28/2003 - 09:00

We recently talked to our Allergist about Chick-Fil-A and she assured us it would be fine for our DD who is 4 and is highly allergic to Peanuts (including touch sensitve)and to a lesser extent Tree Nuts. We have now eaten there several times with no problems. She especially likes the fruit cups too.

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.


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