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 Post subject: Subway restaurants?
PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 7:55 pm 
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Anyone know about Subway in terms of allergy awareness? Didn't see anything on their website at first glance. I'm wondering about may contains for PN and TN, plus egg and sesame in their buns. I think they have TN in their cookies?

DD's school is having their subs in for lunch in a couple weeks.

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 Post subject: Re: Subway restaurants?
PostPosted: Sat Feb 26, 2011 8:33 am 
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I checked a couple years ago. Their cookies are made on site. There is potentially cross contamination for everything as there are peanut butter and tree nut cookies. I've watched as my husband will order in the food court and although they do use a piece of waxed paper to pick up the cookies I've seen this piece of paper sometimes onto the counter where they make subs. For us though they have sesame buns so that was the end of Subway regardless.

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4 yr old DS - asthma/eczema Anaphylactic to Peanuts, all tree nuts, sesame , all pea/lentil legumes, gelatin.
Allergic to trees, grass,ragweed, feathers, dander, mold and dust.
Outgrew eggs, fish, shellfish


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 Post subject: Re: Subway restaurants?
PostPosted: Sat Feb 26, 2011 12:19 pm 
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I occasionally go to subway for myself, I wouldn't for DS. It seems like my local ones have done away with peanut butter cookies, but still have TN cookies. I think the risk of cross contamination is just too high.

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 Post subject: Re: Subway restaurants?
PostPosted: Sat Feb 26, 2011 6:11 pm 
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Thx BC and Becky. You're right, there's a high chance of cross contamination with the made to order sandwiches. Since this will be a custom order for the school, I'll ask the actual store about risk. Leaning toward not doing it, but I feel I have an obligation to DD's 'feeling like everyone else.'

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 Post subject: Re: Subway restaurants?
PostPosted: Sun Feb 27, 2011 2:41 pm 
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School lunches are so hard. I would find a safe hot dog bun or hoagie, and load it up with meat, cheese and whatever veggies she likes. I generally provide food from home, but try to have it be as close to what the other kids are having as possible.

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 Post subject: Re: Subway restaurants?
PostPosted: Sun Feb 27, 2011 6:33 pm 
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Allison's mom can you buy baguettes in Vancouver that are safe? BRIDOR has ready to bake baguettes (like the size of a large sub from subway). They are found in the freezer section at Costco, they come in a big box. They are peanut,tree nut, sesame and milk free. DS eats them (as do many people with milk/pn etc. allergies from our OASG). They would make a perfect,yummy sub bun.

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DD 12 yrs -no allergies
4 yr old DS - asthma/eczema Anaphylactic to Peanuts, all tree nuts, sesame , all pea/lentil legumes, gelatin.
Allergic to trees, grass,ragweed, feathers, dander, mold and dust.
Outgrew eggs, fish, shellfish


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 Post subject: Re: Subway restaurants?
PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2011 12:39 am 
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We have used Subway successfully for peanut, tree nut and egg allergies. They made platters for the majority of the subs and then I watched them prepare the ones for the students with allergies to make sure they used fresh gloves and did not cut the sandwich for the student with egg allergies.

My daughter is anaphylactic to tree nuts and eats at Subway. We are comfortable that they are keeping the cookies separate. I figure that at least we can see what they are doing and in restaurants we can't...

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 Post subject: Re: Subway restaurants?
PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2011 12:07 am 
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Thanks everyone.

I'll call the actual store and see what they say about custom orders and allergies.

Hmmm, BC, I might have to start shopping at Costco!

Good to know, Walooet.

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 Post subject: Re: Subway restaurants?
PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2011 8:35 am 
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Alison's Mom, the baguettes are safe but the croissants that come in the same style box are not safe. I called and they are made in a different plant.
If you just want one baguette M&M sells baguettes individually that are also pt/tn /sesame etc.safe. I think to be honest they are from the same company as they are identical. This way if you don't have time to get to Costco you can go pick up a baguette quickly and make one large sub.

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4 yr old DS - asthma/eczema Anaphylactic to Peanuts, all tree nuts, sesame , all pea/lentil legumes, gelatin.
Allergic to trees, grass,ragweed, feathers, dander, mold and dust.
Outgrew eggs, fish, shellfish


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 Post subject: Re: Subway restaurants?
PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2011 1:27 pm 
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Thx for the info, BC!

I just called Subway and he can't guarantee the bread hasn't come into contact with the pb cookies they make. They use parchment and wash the pans, but that sounds risky to me, so we'll make her own and include a juice box, which she never gets!

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 Post subject: Re: Subway restaurants?
PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 2:30 pm 
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Thought I'd update... even though most Subways don't make the peanut cookies anymore I still wouldn't chance eating there.

I just spoke to a manager today and he said that not only do they make the cookies in the same oven as the bread, but that they use the same pans and often do not wash the pans in between baking cookies and bread because the cookies tend to stick.

The manager said that there is a definite risk of cross-contamination and that he wouldn't chance it.



...Guess this marks another place off my "safe" list. :banghead

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 Post subject: Re: Subway restaurants?
PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 4:00 pm 
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Thanks Cassandra!

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 Post subject: Re: Subway restaurants?
PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 10:56 pm 
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Will definitely be asking the Subway that I use for catering events at work!

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 Post subject: Re: Subway restaurants?
PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 11:03 pm 
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Definitely ask, Walooet. I think I remember you posting that Subway was on your safe list for your daughter, so I'd double check...

It used to be on mine too, I obviously never got the cookies and I trusted that there was enough of a distance to the other foods and asked the workers to put on fresh gloves for me but now that I know this I just feel like eating there is an unnecessary risk.

I'm so worried about any fast food now... Where besides Mcdonalds and Pizza are people eating?!

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 Post subject: Re: Subway restaurants?
PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 6:34 pm 
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ccarso wrote:
Where besides Mcdonalds and Pizza are people eating?!


For my daughter with tree-nut allergies, almost everything is safe at KFC.

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