50 posts / 0 new
Last post
Posted on: Mon, 06/16/2003 - 1:13am
williamsmummy's picture
Joined: 03/26/2002 - 09:00

william , age 2-3 , shortcake biscuit, 40 mins of vomiting, mild reaction, nut trace warning on packet. phoned manufactuers, who comfirmed risk of cross contamination.
Off course now live in world that doenst include food with 'nut trace warnings'.

Posted on: Mon, 06/16/2003 - 1:24am
Going Nuts's picture
Joined: 10/04/2001 - 09:00

My son recently had what I assume was a cross contamination reaction to a McVitie's Hob Nob cookie - no cross contamination warning, and the company swears it should have been safe. It had been his first cross contamination reaction in quite awhile. I believe the last one before that was to Haagen Dazs Dulce de Leche ice cream.

Posted on: Mon, 06/16/2003 - 3:56am
StaceyK's picture
Joined: 05/06/2003 - 09:00

[This message has been edited by StaceyK (edited October 21, 2004).]

Posted on: Mon, 06/16/2003 - 4:26am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous (not verified)

I noticed this thread had been re-raised (I get e-mail notification) so I thought I'd come and check to see what was going on in it.
Sometimes to me, it all just seems like a flip of the coin or a crap shoot. The reaction Jesse had to the Duncan Hines cake mix - it was so slight and yet it was a reaction. Recently, when I wrote to Anaphylaxis Canada about reactions and gathering of stats, they did have some questions for me about that particular reaction and if I felt Jesse could be allergic to anything else. I don't think (and this is just in my gut) that he is. But he reacted to something that the manufacturer swears up and down that he should not have had a reaction to.
Going Nuts, I'm sorry to hear that you have one of those mystery type reactions to think about as well.
All I know, for me, is that I will avoid Duncan Hines. But I only know that because I was able to post about his reaction here and get other comments from Canadians who also, for whatever reasons, didn't trust Duncan Hines.
Then I think of all of the things that we eat that could possibly be cross contaminated and how actually very fortunate we have been that Jesse has had more reactions. Or, I think of all of the things that we DON'T eat and probably could be eating.
Driving Me Nutty (great name [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img] ) re-raised this to try and figure out her comfort zone for her family.
I guess I'm trying to say that for me, it hasn't been an extremely difficult thing to figure out, but I do wonder what reasoning has gone into some of the decisions I have made (i.e., why is one food okay to buy and one not?).
Not that you're "in control" when your child has a reaction to an actual peanut product, but with cross-contamination and other reactions, when they're mysteries, I really find them much harder to deal with because you really never know the cause and you're always left kinda wondering.
I do know something to-day that I didn't know when Jesse had his reaction to the Duncan Hines cupcakes. I should have saved the cupcakes and sent a sample to CFIA for inspection. river very kindly posted all of the information on what to do. I didn't know about that before and all I could think, even though he was having a hive only reaction was get the stuff into the garbage and out of my house. But no, I now know to have it sent for inspection.
Where do Americans send their questionable food for inspection?
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Mon, 06/16/2003 - 7:12am
Driving Me Nutty's picture
Joined: 05/01/2003 - 09:00

Thanks for the replies!
Gail, do you remember the mfg or kind of yogurt covered pretzel?
Cindy, That is a great idea about saving some of the suspected product. I don't know what to do in the U.S. though. I've read that sometimes the manufacturer wants a sample of it back for testing. But I'm not sure as far as an organization.
Thanks, Pamela

Posted on: Mon, 06/16/2003 - 8:14am
virginia mom's picture
Joined: 03/12/2003 - 09:00

As for testing a food product, maybe your allergist would know what to do with it or where to send it.

Posted on: Tue, 11/14/2006 - 2:10pm
fuzzyfurball's picture
Joined: 06/27/2002 - 09:00

I had to reply to this one. I've had a couple of minor reactions from cross-contamination--one time to eating a bagel from Great American Bagel- when they were carrying PB bagels at that time.
I've had a some to Kit Kat and Twix, a couple of times to Hershey's Kisses.
I've also had reactions from a knife with peanut butter sitting out--the aroma does it to me!!!

Posted on: Tue, 11/14/2006 - 2:30pm
JenniferKSwan's picture
Joined: 06/19/2006 - 09:00

Aiden had a reaction a few weeks ago to Aldi's Fit & Active Dried Cranberries. I don't know why I didn't think to call... When I did call they said there were nuts in the facility but it shouldn't pose a problem - she kept stressing that (like she was a doctor?) I mentioned for those of us who are sensitive enough to react (I didn't think my son was) for them to post that on their package. Her answer was well we aren't required to by law.
I don't know who is harder to deal with - other parents who don't want to have their child give up peanut butter or manufacturers that swear up and down that "it should be fine."
Mommy to Aiden (1/26/05) PA,wheat,barley,soy,egg and others yet to be discovered and Connor (7/21/06) with possible egg allergy

Posted on: Tue, 11/14/2006 - 7:47pm
Precious1971's picture
Joined: 12/21/2005 - 09:00

Quote:Originally posted by JenniferKSwan:
[b]Aiden had a reaction a few weeks ago to Aldi's Fit & Active Dried Cranberries. ."
Is your child sensitive to citrus fruits? Or allergic? Cranberries carry a bitter, acidy taste, to me anyways.

Posted on: Tue, 11/14/2006 - 9:00pm
2boys2luv's picture
Joined: 10/14/2006 - 09:00

Fuzzyfurball -
Really, a reaction to Hershey's Kisses? Wow, I thought they were safe. That is the one thing, besides Peppermint Patties that I let me PA DS eat. Did you ever check with Hershey's?


Peanut Free and Nut Free Community

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

Latest Discussions

Latest Post by Bogdanhlf Sun, 02/23/2020 - 8:10pm
Comments: 0
Latest Post by Bogdanhlf Sat, 02/22/2020 - 10:43am
Comments: 0
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

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...

If you've ever tried to find...

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...

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...

Misunderstanding the significance of food allergy test results can lead to unnecessary anxiety and dietary changes. The three tests used most...

It can be easy to overlook the presence of nut allergens in non-food items because the allergens are often listed by their Latin or scientific...

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...

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...

What can you eat if you can't eat peanut butter? Fortunately for people with a peanut allergy, there...

According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, one out of five people in the U.S. has an allergy. Because there is a...

Eliminating peanut butter is the best way to handle a rash caused by this food

If your baby or toddler develops a rash caused by peanut...

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...

For those who don't have experience with peanut allergies, going 'peanut-free' often seems as easy as avoiding peanut butter sandwiches and bags...