How Many Have Had Reactions due to Cross-Contamination?

Posted on: Wed, 11/08/2000 - 7:09am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous (not verified)

How many PA people have had reactions due to cross-contamination - at the manufacturer level, in a restaurant, etc.? If possible, if you do answer, could you give the possible source of your cross-contamination - i.e., it was made on the same line at the manufacturer.

I know that cross-contamination is a great concern to a large number of us. How many
of us have actually had to deal with a reaction due to cross-contamination?

My son has had 3 reactions - they were all from DIRECT contact with a peanut product. To-date, he has not had a reaction due to cross-contamination. Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

------------------

Posted on: Wed, 11/08/2000 - 12:31pm
PattyR's picture
Offline
Joined: 04/12/2002 - 09:00

My son has had one reaction from cross contamination. I don't know how it happened but it was cookies made from a large bakery. We don't do that anymore!

Posted on: Wed, 11/08/2000 - 1:05pm
rebekahc's picture
Offline
Joined: 12/02/1999 - 09:00

I have had lots of reactions from cross-contamination. The worst culprits are chocolate candies (M&M, Twix, Kit Kat, Nestle Crunch). I can't think of a time I've had a problem with a fruity-type candy. I've also had problems with chocolate chip cookies (the store brand ones that are like Chips Ahoy). So far, manufacturer cross contamination only causes an itchy throat and maybe a touch of asthma. This is the same as my airborne reaction. By far the worst reactions I've had from cross-contamination are from ice cream parlors - I've had 3 reactions from that in the past 13 years and 2 of those were anaphylactic. I've never had a problem at a restaurant, but I'm a picky eater and I don't think peanuts are hidden in things much in my area or at least not in the decidedly non-gourmet restraunts that I frequent.
Rebekah

Posted on: Wed, 11/08/2000 - 11:40pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous (not verified)

My son had a reaction due to cross contamination. He ate a Swiss Miss chocolate pudding (which he had before). There is no warning on the label but when I called they informed that they do make a chocolate/PB pudding on the same line. I have been trying to contact them (sending emails) to inquire about who is in charge of complaints but am having a hard time getting them to cooperate. ConAgra owns Swiss Miss and many other large manufacturers (including Peter Pan PB).

Posted on: Fri, 11/10/2000 - 7:54am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous (not verified)

[img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] Sorry, I bring up the Smarties and Penpals threads on an almost daily basis, so I decided to bring a couple of other ones up too! Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
------------------
[This message has been edited by Cindy Spowart Cook (edited November 10, 2000).]

Posted on: Fri, 11/10/2000 - 10:04am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous (not verified)

My son had a cross-contamination reaction to plain vanilla (no-name) ice cream. It was a brand new carton, clean scooper, so it had to be at the manufacturer level.

Posted on: Sat, 09/14/2002 - 12:25pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous (not verified)

Duncan Hines cake mix, never supposed to have been in contact with a peanut product at all and yet Jesse had a cross-contamination reaction (two hives only) to a cupcake made from it. There is nothing else he could have been reacting to, so yes, we've now had our first cross-contamination reaction and it was disturbing simply because we couldn't pinpoint the cause - i.e., the cake mix should NOT have been in contact with a peanut product. The same thing happened to another member when her child reacted to KFC.
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
------------------

Posted on: Sun, 09/15/2002 - 4:17am
AJSMAMA's picture
Offline
Joined: 06/12/2002 - 09:00

My son had a reaction to Raisin Bran. He is also allergic to almonds and I am positive that there must have been cross-contamination in the factory. It was Kelloggs and they also make Raisin Bran Crunch that includes almonds.
Jaime

Posted on: Sun, 09/15/2002 - 11:21am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous (not verified)

AJSMAMA, Kellogg's Canada or Kellogg's U.S.?
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
------------------

Posted on: Sun, 09/15/2002 - 11:38am
Lisaml312's picture
Offline
Joined: 07/08/2002 - 09:00

I am adult with PA and I had my first cross contamination reaction a few weeks ago to Trader Joes Raw Pepitas (pumpkin seeds). There was no warning of any kind on the package and I am PA only...or so I thought! There was no phone # on the package or the TJ's website and they are no longer accepting emails!

Posted on: Sun, 09/15/2002 - 12:20pm
Yonit's picture
Offline
Joined: 06/24/2002 - 09:00

I received an email from safetyalerts.com last week, that Kellogs was recalling some of their Cracklin' Oat Bran cereal because of undeclared almonds. Has anybody else received that information from FAAN or other sources? For now, we'll stick to General Mills.

Pages

Peanut Free and Nut Free Community

Click on one of the categories below to see all topics and discussions.

Latest Discussions

Latest Post by krisztina Thu, 02/20/2020 - 4:49pm
Comments: 1
Latest Post by chicken Thu, 02/20/2020 - 4:45pm
Comments: 3
Latest Post by lexy Tue, 01/28/2020 - 12:21am
Comments: 6
Latest Post by JRM20 Sun, 01/26/2020 - 11:15am
Comments: 6
Latest Post by JRM20 Sun, 01/26/2020 - 11:11am
Comments: 5
Latest Post by Italia38 Wed, 01/15/2020 - 11:03am
Comments: 10
Latest Post by Italia38 Wed, 01/15/2020 - 10:52am
Comments: 2
Latest Post by penelope Tue, 01/14/2020 - 1:03pm
Comments: 1

Peanut Free Store

More Articles

If children begin to eat many different foods at a young age, there is much more of a chance that by the time they are in school, they will eat...

Those with peanut allergies often find that they are unable to enjoy dessert since there's always the...

For those with peanut allergies, baked goods present a serious risk. Many baked goods do not appear to contain peanuts, yet were baked in a...

If you've ever tried to find...

If you find frequent allergy-related food recalls upsetting you are not alone, but a new federal rule may help reduce the cross-contamination...

If you or your child has a peanut or nut allergy, identifying the presence of nuts in food becomes a priority, but what if the written or spoken...

Tree nuts and peanuts are distinctly different. An allergy to one does not guarantee an allergy to the other. Peanuts are considered legumes and...

Welcome to the complex world of being a Peanut Allergy Parent. Get ready to proofread food labels, get creative with meals, and constantly hold an...

Scientists are developing a skin patch, much like the nicotine patch, that may cure deadly peanut allergies.

The patch contains tiny traces...

I love to cook and bake! I remember from a very young age cooking with my grandmother, teaching me all of the basics like making sure to mix in...

Take control of your food allergies! Get results in ten days and change your life forever! If you are tempted to use a home testing kit...

Parents of children with food allergies often share tips about safe foods, allergy-friendly restaurants, and other experiences and challenges of...

According to the results of a new study, children lacking Vitamin D may be more susceptible to food allergies. Researchers working at the Albert...

Nearly all infants are fussy at times. But how do you know when your baby's crying means something wrong? Some babies are excessively fussy...

Those who have peanut allergies know to avoid peanut butter cookies, of course – but what about other...

Which candy bars are safe for those with peanut allergies? Those without allergies are accustomed to...

Are you looking for peanut-free candies as a special treat for a child with...

For those who have wondered whether airport x-ray machines negatively affect epinephrine auto-injectors, the folks at Food Allergy Research &...

Molecular allergy component testing identifies the specific food or environmental proteins triggering a person’s allergic reactions. Component...

An epinephrine auto-injector provides an emergency dose of epinephrine (adrenaline) to treat life-threatening allergic reactions. Those who have...