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Title: SURPRISE! Unusual or Unexpected Peanut/Nut Sources
Post by: admin rebekahc on August 04, 2011, 11:47:35 PM
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Title: Re: SURPRISE! Unusual or Unexpected Peanut/Nut Sources
Post by: Macabre on October 01, 2011, 05:51:00 PM
Tree nuts in some of the scar reducing creams like Mederma. I saw it in the CVS brand of the Mederma-like products.
Title: Re: SURPRISE! Unusual or Unexpected Peanut/Nut Sources
Post by: Mfamom on October 18, 2011, 07:18:06 PM
Tree nuts in some of the scar reducing creams like Mederma. I saw it in the CVS brand of the Mederma-like products.

Came here to post that very thing.  I went to the store to get Mederma for ds chin (had stitches a few weeks ago) and kept forgetting to come post....MANY of those creams have nut components like walnut, almond etc.  I noticed it on the CVS brand and one other one. 

Title: Re: SURPRISE! Unusual or Unexpected Peanut/Nut Sources
Post by: ajasfolks2 on October 19, 2011, 10:45:45 AM
Thanks for the heads up!

Tree nut making its way into many cosmetic and/or anti-wrinkle creams and treatments these days.

Peanut oil (and other veggie oils) still being touted as possible cheap source of personal lubricant.  (You KWIM.)

Title: Re: SURPRISE! Unusual or Unexpected Peanut/Nut Sources
Post by: ajasfolks2 on November 04, 2011, 02:57:28 AM
Highly suggest people watch this and think about how these marketing changes will affect those with LTFA to peanut.

National Peanut Board 2010 Annual Report Video

Title: Re: SURPRISE! Unusual or Unexpected Peanut/Nut Sources
Post by: ajasfolks2 on November 04, 2011, 03:10:44 AM
Peanut Harvest time:

Excellent video so that you can REALLY see what happens & the airborne situation -- especially for those who live or travel by road in peanut farm areas of our country.

Peanut combine Lawrence co.AR

Title: Re: SURPRISE! Unusual or Unexpected Peanut/Nut Sources
Post by: ajasfolks2 on November 04, 2011, 03:17:55 AM
One more resource for watching trends as to new sources of peanut:

http://www.nationalpeanutboard.org/new_products.php

Title: Re: SURPRISE! Unusual or Unexpected Peanut/Nut Sources
Post by: BeyondCastles on November 08, 2011, 08:27:03 PM
I just had to return Rachel Ray's brand of chicken stock because it was made in the same facility with peanuts.  Chicken stock!
Title: Re: SURPRISE! Unusual or Unexpected Peanut/Nut Sources
Post by: Janelle205 on November 10, 2011, 03:36:29 PM
So I accidentally took a Good Housekeeping magazine from the doctor's office waiting room. (current issue - November 2011)  On it's Ask Heloise page, one of the questions is about removing dog scratches from a wooden floor.  The answer reads: "Take a pecan or walnut, break the meat in half, and rub it into the scratch.  Go with the grain of the wood (you'll feel the nut meat getting warm) to fill the scratch.  Buff with a soft cloth."

There is more about using crayons and such, but that's the relevant part for here.  Yes, seriously.  Fill scratches in your hardwood floor with nut meat.
Title: Re: SURPRISE! Unusual or Unexpected Peanut/Nut Sources
Post by: CMdeux on November 11, 2011, 10:21:47 AM
MANY more semi-permanent (and some permanent) DIY hair coloring kits are containing tree nut ingredients these days.

It's downright depressing.   :-[
Title: Re: SURPRISE! Unusual or Unexpected Peanut/Nut Sources
Post by: ajasfolks2 on November 12, 2011, 10:51:50 AM
Yea, I'm wondering about Aveda and its "all new" reformulation of hair coloring.

Supposedly to be more eco-friendly?

Not sure as to all of the details and the truth there.

Title: Re: SURPRISE! Unusual or Unexpected Peanut/Nut Sources
Post by: ajasfolks2 on January 20, 2012, 09:43:29 AM
Some possible additions here in the Walmart Great Value thread in Manufacturers

one poster mentions GV mayonnaise having "may contain" peanut warning?


Great Value Cheese

Title: Re: SURPRISE! Unusual or Unexpected Peanut/Nut Sources
Post by: Janelle on April 05, 2012, 07:41:19 AM
My daughter has a peanut allergy and broke out using Banana Boat sunscreen and then heard a local daycare banned it because even though it doesn't list it on the ingredients it contains something related to peanuts. 
Title: Re: SURPRISE! Unusual or Unexpected Peanut/Nut Sources
Post by: Janelle205 on April 24, 2012, 09:01:20 PM
Just saw a commercial for a brand of cat litter made using ground walnut shells.  Reptile bedding is also made with walnut shells sometimes.
Title: Re: SURPRISE! Unusual or Unexpected Peanut/Nut Sources
Post by: Ra3chel on August 06, 2012, 02:11:26 AM
NASA JPL, apparently.  :-[
http://www.collectspace.com/news/news-080512a.html
Title: Re: SURPRISE! Unusual or Unexpected Peanut/Nut Sources
Post by: GoingNuts on August 06, 2012, 03:41:12 PM
NASA JPL, apparently.  :-[
[url]http://www.collectspace.com/news/news-080512a.html[/url]


Awesome.   :disappointed:
Title: Re: SURPRISE! Unusual or Unexpected Peanut/Nut Sources
Post by: hezzier on December 18, 2012, 11:05:31 PM
Not sure if this is listed here, but cat litter by blue buffalo is made from walnut shells

http://www.bluebuffalo.com/healthy-home/blue-naturally-fresh-cat-litter?gclid=CP_2g8nMpLQCFY1DMgodlyQA2g
Title: Calcium chews/supplements have "may contain" tree nut warning
Post by: SwayGirl on April 26, 2013, 08:51:20 AM
Here's another one I never would have thought of: calcium chews. In fact, I was taking these for months after my diagnosis last year, and kept thinking they were making me feel sick/dizzy/lightheaded, but I thought I was just getting paranoid. Should have known to trust myself! At some point, I glanced at the label of the Viactiv calcium chews I was taking, and to my shock there was a "may contains" statement for tree nuts.

FYI, I had to search long and hard to find calcium chews that didn't have a warning. I ended up with Walgreens brand that does have coconut, but no other warning. I still need to call to verify it's safe, but it's definitely not causing the reactions I was getting with Viactiv. This was a wakeup call to remember to check labels even when it's not "food" per se. If it's going in my mouth or on my body, I read the label.
Title: Re: SURPRISE! Unusual or Unexpected Peanut/Nut Sources
Post by: alliedhealth on August 09, 2013, 03:52:13 PM
This was a real shocker for me- filling ds allergy meds for school and was asked to go inside as they had filled the liquid antihistamine with a generic instead of the brand name I requested. As I watched the pharmacy tech open the bottle of the brand name (in order to put label on for school) and handle the cup that ds would be using, I notice she is eating something. As I glance behind the counter as she is putting the label on the bottle, she dips her hand back into the metal can of apparent "nuts" she is eating. I immediately notify the other tech and ask if she is eating nuts which they confirm and they offer to refill the prescription which I do). I also notify the lead pharmacist and manager and discuss again that we are filling meds for use for allergic reaction to the very substance she is eating and how this should not happen. Major drugstore chain. Manager very apologetic and spoke with tech. Never would have seen that one coming.
Title: Re: SURPRISE! Unusual or Unexpected Peanut/Nut Sources
Post by: Linden on October 10, 2013, 10:16:06 AM
Peanut butter is apparently a good way to diagnose early onset of Alzheimer's.    :-/

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/10/131010092427.htm


Title: Re: SURPRISE! Unusual or Unexpected Peanut/Nut Sources
Post by: hezzier on January 27, 2014, 01:32:40 PM
One of the Head and Shoulder's shampoo now has almond oil. 
Title: Re: SURPRISE! Unusual or Unexpected Peanut/Nut Sources
Post by: Macabre on May 31, 2014, 04:07:31 PM
Smartphones!  Cashew.

http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/technology/2014/05/the_tech_world_is_nuts_for_nuts_cashews_pistachios_disruptive_nut_butters.html
Title: Re: SURPRISE! Unusual or Unexpected Peanut/Nut Sources
Post by: maggie on July 11, 2014, 10:00:31 AM
And Macademia nut oil in Cetaphil moisturizer, but not, I believe, in their soap.
Title: Re: SURPRISE! Unusual or Unexpected Peanut/Nut Sources
Post by: ajasfolks2 on July 25, 2014, 04:49:52 PM
I saw a magazine ad yesterday for walnut shell cat litter.

Just lovely.  So cat goes in box to poop, covers the poop, and then wanders all over home and furnishings to track the walnut.

(Not like we're ever gonna own a cat, but still.)

I'm sure it has been mentioned earlier in this thread, but wanted to be sure. 
Title: Re: SURPRISE! Unusual or Unexpected Peanut/Nut Sources
Post by: Linden on September 09, 2014, 12:04:53 PM
I am seeing a lot of juices in the refrigerated beverage section with factory codes identical to those found on the almond milk cartons.  Especially the "gable top" juices.  The gable top Horchata might be an issue as well.

Title: Re: SURPRISE! Unusual or Unexpected Peanut/Nut Sources
Post by: ajasfolks2 on November 08, 2014, 12:32:36 PM
Campbell's Select Tortilla Soup (canned) has peanut oil in it.

There is no bold/warning.  The peanut oil is in the body of the ingredient list.

Title: Re: SURPRISE! Unusual or Unexpected Peanut/Nut Sources
Post by: Macabre on November 08, 2014, 04:30:38 PM
Yikes. That's crazy.
Title: Re: SURPRISE! Unusual or Unexpected Peanut/Nut Sources
Post by: Linden on November 08, 2014, 08:56:48 PM
Wilson Creek makes an almond sparkling wine.  Looks just like champagne to me.
Title: Re: SURPRISE! Unusual or Unexpected Peanut/Nut Sources
Post by: ajasfolks2 on November 18, 2014, 09:01:04 AM
Princella label sweet potatotes -- here is website for their family of brands (Distributed by Allens, Inc):

http://www.sagercreekveggies.com/

CAN labels in stores clearly state "May Contain Traces of Peanuts" below the ingredient list.  However, their website does not seem to reflect this important note!
Title: Re: SURPRISE! Unusual or Unexpected Peanut/Nut Sources
Post by: ajasfolks2 on November 18, 2014, 09:05:57 AM
Putting ORTEGA here as there is HUGE recall for surprise peanut or almond in MANY of their products.

Link to the recall info & discussion here:

Re: Oct 11 Ortega Taco Seasoning  UPDATED 11/17/14
Title: Re: SURPRISE! Unusual or Unexpected Peanut/Nut Sources
Post by: Scout on November 23, 2014, 11:18:35 AM
someone posted on Facebook the Butterball turkeys have pnut oil ....but not on label.....has anyone heard that...I am calling tomorrow
Title: Re: SURPRISE! Unusual or Unexpected Peanut/Nut Sources
Post by: GoingNuts on November 23, 2014, 11:19:42 AM
Princella label sweet potatotes -- here is website for their family of brands (Distributed by Allens, Inc):

[url]http://www.sagercreekveggies.com/[/url]

CAN labels in stores clearly state "May Contain Traces of Peanuts" below the ingredient list.  However, their website does not seem to reflect this important note!


Just came on to post this.  I've been using them for decades.  >:(
Title: Re: SURPRISE! Unusual or Unexpected Peanut/Nut Sources
Post by: Scout on November 23, 2014, 11:29:29 AM
I looked at a can yesterday......yep it is there now...in BOLD
Title: Re: SURPRISE! Unusual or Unexpected Peanut/Nut Sources
Post by: spacecanada on November 25, 2014, 04:13:14 PM
I just found sweet almond oil in a hair gel product my stylist used on me (after I ended up with a red sunburn-like reaction on my neck).  Yay.  (We both missed this one on the micro-print ingredient list.)  Someone else posted a photo on Facebook that some Dial foaming hand soaps have sweet almond oil as well.
Title: Re: SURPRISE! Unusual or Unexpected Peanut/Nut Sources
Post by: ajasfolks2 on November 28, 2014, 11:35:29 AM
Just a note about "Sweet Almond oil"  -- it can actually be derived from flower and NOT from nut  . . . so might not be an issue for someone with actual almond-the-nut allergy.

Makes it pretty hard to work through, however, as many manufacturers of products won't divulge all of this as it is "trade secret" sometimes.

Title: Re: SURPRISE! Unusual or Unexpected Peanut/Nut Sources
Post by: spacecanada on December 31, 2014, 07:39:56 PM
Professional-grade artist paints often use walnut oil as their base.  Beware of art studios and some art galleries - even though we got rid of the paint in our house (after a scary aerosol reaction), I had similar but lesser reactions in an art gallery/studio as well, where they paint in off-hours.  Museum galleries should be just fine, it's the ones where they paint and display in the same building that could be problematic.

My husband has since switched to linseed oil paints.  So much for the old myth that we have to eat (or touch) our allergen to have life-threatening reactions.
Title: Re: SURPRISE! Unusual or Unexpected Peanut/Nut Sources
Post by: spacecanada on January 06, 2015, 03:31:12 PM
Oh, another walnut product: reptile sand. 

Beware when cleaning used reptile enclosures... the sand finds it way into every little crevice.  Took me less than 5 seconds to find some in the tank (it was supposed to be cleaned and sanitized), and 30 seconds for the runny nose and environmental-type symptoms to start.  :(

Pass the Benadryl.  :cocktail:
Title: Re: SURPRISE! Unusual or Unexpected Peanut/Nut Sources
Post by: SilverLining on January 13, 2015, 10:03:51 AM
Professional-grade artist paints often use walnut oil as their base.  Beware of art studios and some art galleries - even though we got rid of the paint in our house (after a scary aerosol reaction), I had similar but lesser reactions in an art gallery/studio as well, where they paint in off-hours.  Museum galleries should be just fine, it's the ones where they paint and display in the same building that could be problematic.

Would this be common knowledge among artists?

I'm wondering because ds' school has a visual arts program. The high school is not peanut/nut free as far as I know, but they are allergy aware in most respects.
Title: Re: SURPRISE! Unusual or Unexpected Peanut/Nut Sources
Post by: spacecanada on January 13, 2015, 12:50:40 PM
Professional-grade artist paints often use walnut oil as their base.  Beware of art studios and some art galleries - even though we got rid of the paint in our house (after a scary aerosol reaction), I had similar but lesser reactions in an art gallery/studio as well, where they paint in off-hours.  Museum galleries should be just fine, it's the ones where they paint and display in the same building that could be problematic.

Would this be common knowledge among artists?
Not necessarily.  Many artists buy paint not knowing what type of oil base it has and may mix it with another type of oil to thin it.  (You are supposed to use the same oil as the base.)  A local art studio here has warnings that they use walnut oil in the studio except on Wednesdays because they had a student with nut allergies, although I still couldn't enter the building that day without wheezing and/or feeling ill.  It lingers and sticks to everything.

I doubt schools would use professional grade oil paints (at $30 per little tube), but I'd check the oil base of the paints they are using, because you never know, and it isn't always clear on the label.  My husband switched to another professional-grade paint that uses linseed (flaxseed) oil, so nut-free options do exist.  Other paints use safflower and sunflower oil as their base.
Title: Re: SURPRISE! Unusual or Unexpected Peanut/Nut Sources
Post by: ajasfolks2 on April 23, 2015, 02:40:40 PM
Peanut xcontam and shell bits in Burpee seeds (for gardening).

Title: Re: SURPRISE! Unusual or Unexpected Peanut/Nut Sources
Post by: LinksEtc on July 11, 2015, 11:43:14 AM
"Read Labels Every Time: Cashews in Kale Chips"
http://community.kidswithfoodallergies.org/blog/read-labels-every-time-cashews-in-kale-chips-1


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One of the patients told the doctor, “I didn’t think to read the label on kale chips.”

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read every label, every time




Title: Re: SURPRISE! Unusual or Unexpected Peanut/Nut Sources
Post by: ajasfolks2 on March 31, 2016, 08:12:51 AM
Austin crackers and Keebler  (Kellogg item)  adding PEANUT FLOUR as ingredient in many items:

Warning!  Peanut Flour Added to Sandwich Crackers

Title: Re: SURPRISE! Unusual or Unexpected Peanut/Nut Sources
Post by: ajasfolks2 on April 03, 2016, 03:34:44 PM
Simple Truth brand chicken broth.
(This is exclusive to Kroger maybe?  Or Maybe not!)

May contain statement includes ALMONDS.

Packaging is one of those soft-side cartons, much like what shelf-stable almond milks and other items come in.  Wonder if that is source of Xcontam?

Anyway, wanted to post this here today.

Title: Re: SURPRISE! Unusual or Unexpected Peanut/Nut Sources
Post by: GoingNuts on April 03, 2016, 08:16:26 PM
Now that is just bizarre.  :insane:
Title: Re: SURPRISE! Unusual or Unexpected Peanut/Nut Sources
Post by: EW on September 08, 2016, 08:09:58 PM
Great list. Please keep in mind though, peanuts are NOT nuts, they are in the legume family. I'm highly allergic to peanuts and sensitive to all legumes. But I have zero allergies to true nuts (almonds, walnuts, etc). I want to add that, as I have not seen anyone clarify it yet. :-)
Title: Re: SURPRISE! Unusual or Unexpected Peanut/Nut Sources
Post by: admin rebekahc on September 08, 2016, 11:31:09 PM
For the purposes of this list, we did not separate out peanuts and tree nuts because one is often contaminated with the other. Each allergic individual must decide for him or herself whether the items listed pose a risk WRT their individual allergy.

I hope you'll continue reading and contributing to our forum - welcome!
Title: Re: SURPRISE! Unusual or Unexpected Peanut/Nut Sources
Post by: spacecanada on February 16, 2017, 12:49:41 PM
Someone just posed in my local food allergy group that some e-cigarette vapour 'juices' contain or may contain peanuts.
Title: Re: SURPRISE! Unusual or Unexpected Peanut/Nut Sources
Post by: SilverLining on October 23, 2017, 08:31:31 AM
https://globalnews.ca/news/3818707/edmonton-man-dies-after-inhaling-walnut-particles-used-in-sandblasting/

Sandblasting. Never would have thought of that.
Title: Re: SURPRISE! Unusual or Unexpected Peanut/Nut Sources
Post by: rebekahc on October 23, 2017, 10:29:01 AM
So sad  :-[

Sandblasting with walnut shells is actually listed on our master list (first post in this thread), but I had forgotten it was on there.  I need to periodically read that post as a refresher/reminder.

 
Title: Re: SURPRISE! Unusual or Unexpected Peanut/Nut Sources
Post by: Macabre on October 24, 2017, 06:45:57 AM
Oh my goodness. That is awful.
Title: Re: SURPRISE! Unusual or Unexpected Peanut/Nut Sources
Post by: ajasfolks2 on December 30, 2017, 02:41:39 PM
Land o' Lakes brand half and half and whipping cream.

Same for HORIZON brand organic.

Would guess due to almond milk poss xcontam?


Some discussion here:

Horizon Organic Half and Half
Title: Re: SURPRISE! Unusual or Unexpected Peanut/Nut Sources
Post by: GoingNuts on December 30, 2017, 04:16:26 PM
Bah!!!  OMG, I accept Xcontam in multi ingredient processed food, but this is really pissing me off.   :rant:
Title: Re: SURPRISE! Unusual or Unexpected Peanut/Nut Sources
Post by: spacecanada on December 31, 2017, 09:50:24 AM
I am 100% not surprised since almost all nondairy mills are made on shared lines with milk, the reverse must also be true.   :rant:
Title: Re: SURPRISE! Unusual or Unexpected Peanut/Nut Sources
Post by: ajasfolks2 on January 03, 2018, 07:26:58 PM
Holding my breath for other dairy products to be Xcontam --butter, regular milk, ice creams that are supposedly pnut/nut free.

Just feeling screwed at this point.