Friday, January 30, 2015

Chick fil A®'s - Allergen Information

I found some information in Chick-fil-A's website that I found interesting.....
Chick-fil-A’s Quick Reference Guide for individuals with food allergies lists each menu item as it relates to the FDA’s top eight allergens: milk, eggs, fish, crustacean shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat and soybeans.
For those who are allergic to foods other than the top eight listed allergens, this guide also includes the complete ingredient list for each menu item. Note that we prepare our foods following procedures to prevent allergen cross-contamination, but our products containing wheat, egg, soy and dairy are made in the same kitchen. If you have an allergy, we recommend that you consult with your physician prior to making a decision about whether or not to eat any Chick-fil-A® product.
Chick-fil-A uses 100% refined peanut oil for all of our breaded chicken. According to the FDA, highly refined oils such as soybean and peanut oil are not considered allergenic, and therefore are not labeled as such. For gluten-sensitive individuals, the Gluten Information section includes a list of Chick-fil-A menu items that may fit your gluten-free diet.
I have always been told that if you have a peanut allergy that you should not eat anything cooked in peanut oil so we have avoided it. 
My question is.....if you have a peanut allergy do you eat foods cooked in peanut oil?

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Ingredients in McDonalds Fries

There are allergens in McDonalds French Fries. Be Aware....