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Specific Food Allergies > Peanut/Tree Nut Allergy

SURPRISE! Unusual or Unexpected Peanut/Nut Sources

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admin rebekahc:
I'm reposting this list so that it's visible at the top of this thread.  The link to the full discussion will appear in the next post.

Pets/Animals
[*]Hamster Food
[*]Hamster/Rodent bedding
[*]Dog Food
[*]Dog Treats
[*]Bird Seed/Feed
[*]SUET for woodpeckers, etc.
[*]cat food and treats
[*]livestock feed - dairy cattle feed is especially concerning
[*]kitty litter
[*]peanut hay

Lawn and Garden
[*]Some lawn fertilizer
[*]potting soil with ground peanut shells in it
[*]Beware of birds and squirrels that hide peanuts in the grass
[*]shaker-canister style and bagged flower seeds
[*]compost accelerator/additives
[*]some insect granules
[*]mulch

Household Items
[*]Bean Bag Chairs (sometimes stuffed with crushed peanut shells)
[*]hacky sacks
[*]charcoal may contain peanut
[*]wallboard
[*]fireplace logs
[*]Mousetraps
[*]Roach/ant bait disks
[*]some recipes for homemade play dough may include peanut
[*]Fiberboard Shelving
[*]Burlap Bags
[*]Scented Markers/Crayons
[*]whole nuts in potpourri
[*]Pellets for pellet stoves
[*]Some "green" sponges contain walnut shells as an abrasive.

Health and Beauty
[*]some cosmetics, lotions, and shampoos might contain peanuts/peanut oil. It might be listed as arachis oil.
[*]peanut butter flavored lip gloss
[*]exfoliator that contains ground nut shells
[*]some children's vitamins
[*]Some pre-natal vitamins
[*]Atrovent Inhalation Aerosol - asthma medication This info may be outdated.  The current (after 2008) Atrovent HFA inhalers DO NOT have a peanut warning
[*]some baby diaper creams
[*]Prometrium (synthetic progesterone)
[*]some ear wax remover drops
[*]Massage oils
[*]Some Flavorx add-in medicine flavors contain peanut ingredients
[*]sunscreens and tanning oils (therefore tanning beds?)
 
Out and About
[*]roasting nut hut in the center of the mall
[*]in DOCTOR'S OFFICES with office staff members or in waiting rooms
[*]cashiers snacking while handling your money/products
[*]machine-made fake smoke
[*]peanuts are in some toothpaste/polish at the Dentist office
[*]peanut shells on the floor of stores and restaurants

Unexpected Food Sources - always read labels!
[*]jelly in other people's recipes/homes
[*]European chocolate (may not be listed on label)
[*]deli meat slicers - some meats contain nuts (mortadella) or are browned/fried in peanut oil
[*]plant sterols can be derived from peanut - found in some "heart healthy" orange juice, yogurt, etc.
[*]peanut/pb as a "secret" ingredient - especially in chili
[*]traces left in toasters
[*]contamination from pot holders
[*]baking stones are often seasoned by baking pb cookies
[*]cutting boards oiled with peanut oil
[*]many packaged foods you wouldn't expect to contain or "may contain" have peanuts and nuts listed - always read labels!
 
Miscellaneous
[*]dynamite
[*]peanut skins can be used in making paper
[*]Peanuts have a variety of industrial end uses, particulary the oil. - Paint, varnish, lubricating oil, leather dressings, furniture polish, insecticides and nitroglycerin can be made from peanut oil
[*]peanut scented fishing lures
[*]organic bore oil for wooden musical instruments
[*]ARACHIS HYPOGAEA - is peanut
[*]used cars and rental cars
[*]a company is using ground up walnut shells for traction in snow tires
[*]walnut shells are used in some texture additives for paint
[*]ground walnut shells can be used in the Anti-slip strips on the ramps for semi trailers (especially for movers)
[*]ground walnut shells are also used in some of the kinds of sand used in sandblasting
[*]occasionally vendors will include a special treat or gift in the package when shipping - this has been know to be peanut containing products
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Macabre:
Tree nuts in some of the scar reducing creams like Mederma. I saw it in the CVS brand of the Mederma-like products.

Mfamom:

--- Quote from: McCobbre 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.

--- End quote ---

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. 

ajasfolks2:
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.)

ajasfolks2:
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

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