You are viewing Allergic Living Canada | Switch to United States

Talking Allergies

* FAQ    * Search
* Login   * Register
It is currently Mon Oct 20, 2014 12:24 am

All times are UTC - 4 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 15 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2012 12:27 am 
Offline

Joined: Thu Feb 26, 2009 12:05 am
Posts: 649
Location: AB, Canada
I have found McD to be quite comprehensive in terms of allergen info/management. It seems that peanuts for sundaes, and tree nuts for salads are bagged in individual portions, not floating around the food prep area.

I saw a poster today for a 'limited time drumstick mcflurry', it seemed to have pictures of ice cream, chocolate and peanuts. I assume that the peanuts are mixed in? And therefore in some sort of open container?

I will contact McD Canada since this is a serious concern for me. I realize McD isn't health food, but if we're travelling we will grab some food there for our kids, feeling it is safe from an allergy perspective. I have never trusted the mix ins for the mcflurry, but have gotten plain cones or cups of ice cream before.

Does anyone have any additional info on this? Thanks.

_________________
DSs 7,7,9 all PA


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2012 11:26 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Jun 26, 2007 2:45 pm
Posts: 804
Location: Vancouver, BC
Wasn't aware of the new McFlurry flavour. We let the kids eat there once a month as a treat, as it is one of the few places they can eat. I have never tried giving them the ice cream at all, partly because DS is dairy allergic and it wouldn't seem fair to him.

I'm interested in what you find out about this. Thanks for letting us know.

_________________
DD 2004 Allergy to peanuts, egg, sesame, and new: lentils and chick peas
DS 2006 Allergy to peanuts, tree nuts, milk, egg, kiwi fruit, eczema


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2012 11:43 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Feb 26, 2009 12:05 am
Posts: 649
Location: AB, Canada
I went to speak to the manager of my local restaurant today. They are still using the little packages as they do for the sundaes. I think they are suppose to be handed out, but one of the employees said that some people want them mixed in, using the mcflurry machine (which is away from the soft serve ice cream). The McFlurrys are mixed using their own spoon and dome, so although I'm not overjoyed about this, I feel like the risk is quite low. I'm glad it's just a temporary flavour though, it's the only place that I will buy a small ice cream cone for my kids.

_________________
DSs 7,7,9 all PA


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 10:43 am 
Offline

Joined: Tue Jun 26, 2007 2:45 pm
Posts: 804
Location: Vancouver, BC
Thanks for the update, Becky!

_________________
DD 2004 Allergy to peanuts, egg, sesame, and new: lentils and chick peas
DS 2006 Allergy to peanuts, tree nuts, milk, egg, kiwi fruit, eczema


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 1:44 pm 
Offline
Site Admin

Joined: Tue Mar 22, 2005 11:17 pm
Posts: 6471
Location: Ottawa
:thumbsup Good job asking!

_________________
Moderator
Daughter: asthma, allergies to egg, milk, peanuts, tree nuts, most legumes (not soy) & penicillin. Developing hayfever type allergies.
Husband: no allergies
Me: allergies to some tree that flowers in May
Cat: allergic to beef, pork and lamb


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 7:04 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Apr 11, 2005 9:38 pm
Posts: 927
Location: Oakville, Ontario
Thanks for the info on this Becky!

Allison's mom, I see we are dealing with similar allergies. What are the "safe" options for your kids? It's been a VERY long time since we went to McDonald's, and our son used to eat the Chicken Nuggets and fries, but I'm not sure if they're still safe. Thanks!

_________________
15 yr old daughter: no health issues
12 yr old son: allergic to peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, fish, sesame, sunflower, mustard, poppy seeds, green peas, some fruits, instructed to avoid all other legumes (except soy & green beans), pollen, cats, horses


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 8:39 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Jun 26, 2007 2:45 pm
Posts: 804
Location: Vancouver, BC
Hi Julie,

My kids both can eat the nuggets and the fries. My dd also can have their smoothies (last time was before the peanut mcflurry, so I'd have to check again next time). The nuggets apparently have some small amount of dairy, like whey or casein, but my ds, who can tolerate some forms of dairy, doesn't react to them. I will fully admit that we don't ask every single time we go, but do ask when we are at an McD in another country.

From the giant binder in the states, they can eat the burger patties, but not the buns, I don't think.

_________________
DD 2004 Allergy to peanuts, egg, sesame, and new: lentils and chick peas
DS 2006 Allergy to peanuts, tree nuts, milk, egg, kiwi fruit, eczema


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2012 10:56 am 
Offline

Joined: Mon Apr 11, 2005 9:38 pm
Posts: 927
Location: Oakville, Ontario
Thanks Alison's mom!

_________________
15 yr old daughter: no health issues
12 yr old son: allergic to peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, fish, sesame, sunflower, mustard, poppy seeds, green peas, some fruits, instructed to avoid all other legumes (except soy & green beans), pollen, cats, horses


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 8:20 am 
Offline

Joined: Sun Apr 17, 2005 8:25 pm
Posts: 27
Location: GTA, Ontario
Last night we popped into a McDonalds just east of Toronto. Behind the counter there were peanuts all over the place. :(

I am hoping this new McFlurry doesn't last.

Ali


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 9:30 am 
Offline

Joined: Thu Feb 26, 2009 12:05 am
Posts: 649
Location: AB, Canada
That's very disappointing!! Lose peanuts everywhere? Not packages? :(

_________________
DSs 7,7,9 all PA


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 2:33 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sun Apr 17, 2005 8:25 pm
Posts: 27
Location: GTA, Ontario
Loose peanuts all around the ice cream machine, the mixer and where the burgers etc. are sitting.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 6:20 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Aug 15, 2007 1:40 am
Posts: 428
Location: Alberta, Canada
Just saw a commercial today about oatmeal and nuts at McDonalds. Will have to look into this further.

_________________
Me-Allergic to Peanut, Tree Nut, Coconut, Shellfish, ASA and Asthma
My Husband and Children No Allergies


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 11:42 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Jun 26, 2007 2:45 pm
Posts: 804
Location: Vancouver, BC
They have a new salad with cashews. I think the cashews are prepackaged, though.

_________________
DD 2004 Allergy to peanuts, egg, sesame, and new: lentils and chick peas
DS 2006 Allergy to peanuts, tree nuts, milk, egg, kiwi fruit, eczema


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 6:14 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Mar 07, 2008 6:58 pm
Posts: 53
Location: Pickering
Mcdonalds is now doing an online question and answer type thing... when someone asked about nut allergies this was their answer:

"OUR ANSWER:

Hi Amanda. We understand and appreciate the dietary restrictions of your daughter. Having said that, McDonald's is not a peanut-free restaurant. Due to increasing concerns about allergies, we introduced pre-packaged nuts in all of our restaurants to avoid the risk of cross-contamination. The only products that knowingly contain peanuts and/or nuts in Canada are in the individual packets of peanuts used for sundaes, peanut butter portions, the sunflower seeds for the Tuscan Salad and roasted cashews for the Cashew Teriyaki Salad. We do our best, but it's up to our customers to ensure that our food is right for them. All of our nutrition and ingredient information can be found on our website."


What do you all think of this?

_________________
Cassandra 24 years old.
Allergic to peanuts/most treenuts, cats and dogs.
Grew out of lactose intolerance.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 3:53 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Mar 07, 2008 6:58 pm
Posts: 53
Location: Pickering
They've answered my questions, and they've said that Mcdonalds is a "nut controlled" environment, but not nut-free and since its not nut free they can't guarantee there wouldn't be cross contamination...


but if all nuts are pre-packaged how could there be cross-contam?


Do those with peanut/tree nut allergies eat at Mcdonalds?

_________________
Cassandra 24 years old.
Allergic to peanuts/most treenuts, cats and dogs.
Grew out of lactose intolerance.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 15 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 4 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group