Circle of Clinical and Biological Investigations in Food Allergy

 

> in case of allergy to peanuts



Avoid anything containing peanut proteins :

  • Any form of peanuts : nuts, oil, peanut butter.
  • Any sweets, biscuits or industrially prepared meals with labels indicating unspecified "vegetable oil" (e.g. potato chips): such products very often contain peanut oil or peanut butter.
  • Almonds could present a particular risk : avoid almonds, tarts and galette des Rois, tarts with marzipan, etc.
    Beware of birthday cake decorations often prepared with colored marzipan.
  • All oleaginous dried fruit may be a source of problems : allergy tests will determine which dried fruit does not induce a reaction thus permitting the consumption of some types of oleaginous dried fruit. However, it is not known whether cross-contamination may occur. As a precaution, we often recommend avoiding: walnuts, cashew nuts, pecan nuts, Brazil nuts, Macadamia nuts, hazelnuts, pistachio nuts, almonds, pine nuts.
  • Any ice creams decorated with powders made from "nuts" (may contain hazelnuts, almonds, peanuts, etc.) or dried fruit powders - unspecified - Beware of nougat !
  • All cocktail mixes.
  • In children with atopic dermatitis, avoid shampoos and pharmaceutical preparations containing peanut or almond oil (see list below).
  • Avoid contact with bait used for fishing (containing peanuts). Powdered foods for fish and birds (even small mammals) may contain peanuts : risk on handling or inhaling.
  • Risk of asthma provoked by peanuts by inhalation of peanut particles : beware of cleanliness in preschool classes, clothes, air travel!
 
Foods likely to contain peanuts
Foods likely to contain peanuts oil
Foods likely to contain nuts or
other oleaginous fruit
MILK
AND DAIRY PRODUCTS
• Breakfast dairy products containing cereals
• Praline-flavored dessert creams
  • Almond milk
• Breakfast dairy products containing cereals
• Praline-flavored dessert creams
• Cheeses with nuts

MEAT, FISH,
EGGS, COOKED PORK MEATS

 

  • "Fast-food" type meals
• Industrially prepared meals with labels indicating “vegetable oil” with no other precisions
• Some dried sausages
• Sausages
• Pâtés

BREADS
CEREALS
DERIVATIVES

• Breakfast breads and cereals containing peanuts
• Peanut-flavored cocktail biscuits
• Breakfast cereals indicating "vegetable oil"
• Cocktail biscuits made with unspecified oil
• Breakfast breads and cereals containing walnuts, hazelnuts or pistachio nuts
GREEN
VEGETABLES
None    
POTATOES
DRIED
VEGETABLES
  • French fries, potato chips, fried potatoes, mini potato croquettes, potato croquettes and any other industrial preparations not specifying the type of oil used.  
FRUIT Any form of peanuts Dried raisins Any type of walnuts, hazelnuts, pistachio nuts, almonds.
FATS • Peanut butter
• Peanut oil
• Peanut oil
• Oil mixtures not specifying which oils have been used
Walnut and hazelnut oil

SUGAR
AND
SWEET
FOODS

• Cereal and/or chocolate bars containing peanuts, nougat or praline
• Chocolate containing nougat
• Praline-flavored home-made or industrial cakes
• Cake decorations or ice-cream decorations made with marzipan or with "nut" powders (may contain almonds, peanuts, hazelnuts) or with unspecified dried fruit powders
• Cereal and/or chocolate bars specifying vegetable oil
• Any dried biscuits indicating "vegetable oil"
• Home-made or industrial cakes specifying "vegetable oil"
• Cereal and/or chocolate bars containing hazelnuts, almonds
• Nougats, pralines, almond or hazelnut sweets
• Chocolate containing hazelnuts, nougat or pecan nuts
• Chocolate-flavored spreads
• Almond/marzipan tarts
• Cake decorations or ice cream decorations made with marzipan or with "nut" powders or with unspecified dried fruit powders
SPICES AND CONDIMENTS   Industrial sauces containing vegetable oil (Chili sauce, Béarnaise, red wine sauce, curry, ...) Salad dressing with nuts

Some medicines and cosmetics products may contain milk peanut oil. It is therefore required that your physician or your pharmacist check up the composition before delivering any of them.

PM. DROUET, A. SABBAH, S. DESPRES, AM. FAVREAU, C. JOUAULT, C. POUPIN,
G. KANNY, DA. MONERAT-VAUTRIN, P. SERGEANT
Service Allergologie - Service Diététique
CHU Angers - CHU Nancy
ALIM'INTER
Vol 5 - n° 22
august 2000

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