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Traveling & Restaurants / Re: KFC
« Last post by Meganx5 on April 17, 2019, 01:23:23 PM »
That's scary, I wouldn't think anything would be contaminated there since there's no blatant peanuts, just the pre packaged stuff.  It's my favorite place to eat :(
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Mfrs. & Packaged Food / Tailwind
« Last post by spacecanada on April 13, 2019, 11:25:27 PM »
They make electrolyte drink powders and protein recovery beverages:

www.tailwindnutrition.com

They have exceptional allergy-awareness and were great at addressing my questions about ingredient sources and which allergens are present in their facility (just coconut when I asked).

I've had great success using them over the past few weeks as well, though I definitely prefer some flavours much more than others. 
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Stormspotter, I live in a part of the country where tornadoes are pretty rare, but several years ago our area had two microbursts in one summer; we took a direct hit from the first one. What an experience!
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Welcome and Introduce Yourself / Re: Introduce Yourself - We're Glad You Found Us!
« Last post by rebekahc on April 12, 2019, 08:02:36 PM »
That sounds really exciting! Iíve experienced several nearby tornados and find them fascinating.
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I was wondering about the Fritos, Tostitos ,  and the lays, I seem to be having trouble  with them. I get itchy and my lips swell. Iíve also got a soy allergy, as well as the peanut and the sesame and tree nut.  The DO NOT EAT, the Bachmans pretzels are made in a building where sesame products are manufactured, my lips swelled, I got itchy... cross contamination with those, otherwise theyíre made in a peanut and tree but free facility. The Cc warning is under the allergy warning about the wheat.
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Thanks, Iím in the US. Iím interested in tornadoes , and hope one day to take a storm tour to chase these storms. Also dealing with allergies, both the food an environmental allergies... another reason why I want to try chasing by going on a storm chasing tour. Iím a spotter for the national weather service, through their Skywarn program. Iím glad I found you all and thank you for the warm welcome
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Mfrs. & Packaged Food / Re: yoplait yogurt
« Last post by Meganx5 on April 11, 2019, 10:13:30 PM »
I called Stoneyfield and the representative told me the refrigerated stuff was peanut and tree nut free, but not the frozen yogurts.
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Main Discussion Board / Re: Allergic Living
« Last post by PurpleCat on April 11, 2019, 03:26:51 PM »
Not to mention I am not going to pay to read a digital article that I can google and read.  I was also disappointed although I never had the pleasure of reading the Canadian editions.
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Traveling & Restaurants / Re: KFC
« Last post by bleh on April 11, 2019, 11:50:06 AM »
I tried taking my daughter to KFC today. I talked to the employees before ordering and they that recommended my daughter not eat there as the flour and oil might be contaminated with peanuts or tree nuts...

I always get the mashed potatoes and mac n cheese at KFC.  This is what the website says:

Like most restaurants, we prepare and serve products that may contain egg, milk, soy, wheat or other allergens. While a particular ingredient may not contain one of these allergens, our products may be prepared on the same equipment and in the same kitchen area as those that do. We cannot guarantee that cross contact with allergens will not occur and neither KFC, our employees, or our franchisees assume any responsibility for a personís sensitivity or allergy to any food item provided in our restaurants. The allergen information displayed on this site is based on standard product formulations and is current as of last update to this site. Variations may occur due to differences in suppliers, ingredient substitutions, recipe revisions, and/or product production at the restaurant.
In some restaurants, fish, chicken, and potatoes may be prepared in the same oil. Please ask the manager about this practice if you have and allergy to fish or milk. Several menu items contain or have been prepared in fully refined soy oil, which according to the FDA is not an allergen. Also according to the Food Allergy Research & Education organization, studies show that most soy-allergic individuals may safely eat most types of soybean oil. If you have any concerns pertaining to consumption of soybean oil, please consult with your doctor.

Peanuts and tree nuts are not used at KFC. However, peanuts are present in the Reeseísģ Peanut Butter Pie Slice and the Cafť Valley Bakeryģ Chocolate Chip Cake and Lemon Cake may contain traces of tree nuts.


Yeah, I checked the website before going but there is no way we would eat there after the employees basically said everything is contaminated.
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Main Discussion Board / Re: Allergic Living
« Last post by GoingNuts on April 11, 2019, 06:03:10 AM »
SC, I agree, same on both counts.  I liked the Canadian edition better, and I also have limited attention span for reading on electronics.  I don't like this trend.
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