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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.

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


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