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 Post subject: Crisco Shortening
PostPosted: Sun Sep 24, 2006 11:27 am 
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HELP!!
I bought Crisco (the white one) today and had the intention of making icing for cupcakes. BUT... I noticed the U on the label and can't remember what it means. The company is closed because it is Sunday. Does anyone know what a U on the label means? Does it contain dairy? I know that DE means made on equipment shared with dairy. HELP!!!


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 24, 2006 1:10 pm 
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If it's the plain Crisco (not the one that's buttery flavour) it should be fine. We've used it for years with no problems. And we avoid dairy like the plague. ;)

K.

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- DS1 (12 yrs): allergic to cashews, pistachios, Brazil nuts, potatoes, some legumes, some fish, pumpkin seeds; OAS
- DS2 (1o yrs): ana. to dairy, eggs, peanuts; asthma


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 24, 2006 3:18 pm 
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Location: saskatchewan, canada
Another option is Earth balance shortening. It is dairy free and contains no trans fats, only natural oils. We use this for icing (frostings and decorator icing) and baking when shortening is needed and it works well.

http://earthbalance.net/

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DD age 7 1/2 - milk, eggs, chicken, peanuts, treenuts, cats, dogs,
DS age 2 1/2
Husband- asthma, eggs, treenuts, fish, shellfish environmental
Self - penicillan, eurithromiacin, mild laytex allergy.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 24, 2006 11:27 pm 
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Location: Ohio
Does anyone who is soy allergic tolerate Crisco? It is made of soybean oil.

Also, they have a new version that is trans fat free. But it has sunflower oil in it. Is that in the tree nut family? We are trying to avoid peanut and tree nut oils.

On another point, does anyone know what safflower oil is? I bought some rice dream drink for my son but it has expeller pressed high oleic safflower oil in it.

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Husband no known allergies
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 24, 2006 11:34 pm 
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Location: saskatchewan, canada
Sunflower is not a tree nut. It is a seed. Here'e some info on safflower...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Safflower

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DD age 7 1/2 - milk, eggs, chicken, peanuts, treenuts, cats, dogs,
DS age 2 1/2
Husband- asthma, eggs, treenuts, fish, shellfish environmental
Self - penicillan, eurithromiacin, mild laytex allergy.


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