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PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2007 1:22 pm 
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I was looking at sesame allergies online and it mentioned vegtable oil as a possible source. I'm just wondering if anyone else has seen this and what oils you use.


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Yes, vegetable oil is definitely a concern. I am allergic to peanut and sesame seeds.

I use: Olive Oil, Canola Oil, and Vegetable Oil. I have never had a problem. I should double check the CFIA web-site. It used to state that if peanuts or sesame seeds were included in the vegetable oil (in Canada) it had to be listed clearly on the ingredients, but I haven't checked in a long time.

There is such a thing as sesame seed oil. (My son who does not live at home uses it.) It is common in asian cooking. When reading labels of processed food, check what oil they use -- some manufacturer's use sesame oil.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2007 8:50 pm 
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We usually use canola oil but I was reading a cake mix and it says it contains vegetable oil. We have used them before but I'm so paranoid now! I've looked on the website your talking about but have found it difficult to nevigate when looking for labelling info


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2007 7:21 am 
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http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fss ... 1e.shtml#1
Apparently stating "vegetable oil" is good enough for the Canadian Government, although naming the specific plant the oil comes from is allowable. :roll:
I just don't understand why the big secrecy when it comes to our food.
Perhaps Lance can shed some light on the subject?

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2007 12:22 pm 
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From the page Susan posted:

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3. Ingredient or Component shortening or margarine containing coconut oil, palm oil, palm kernel oil, peanut oil or cocoa butter Mandatory Common Name
"shortening" or "margarine" modified by the common name of the vegetable oil or fat used


Why palm, or cocoa butter, but not other oils (like sesame seed)? That's not the same page i previously saw.

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