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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 1:36 pm 

Joined: Mon Apr 19, 2010 10:20 am
Posts: 8
Location: Ottawa
I was in the food court at Gloucester Centre thinking that some fast food would be safe. I checked A&W first since we have such good luck with Wendy's and MacDonald's. When I asked what their allergy policy was, she said they don't have one. Then I asked her if they have any tree nuts on site and she handed me a 30-odd page "nutritional information" document to read. I re-asked, saying I just wanted to know if there were any tree nuts on site, and she told me that we was "not allowed" to answer that question and I had to read the document.

Well, with 2 little ones waiting for lunch, I certainly didn't have time to do that. So, we didn't eat there. I was very surprised by the response.

I turned to the Subway and discussed tree nuts with the manager there. The only thing there that could have been a problem might have been the cookies, so we avoided them. He also told me that while everything is baked in the same oven, the bread uses different pans to the cookies, so I felt ok with that. Then he made the preparers change gloves before preparing our sandwiches. I know there was still a small change of cross-contamination, but I felt that he at least did everything he could.

It turned out well. The kids enjoyed their sandwiches and everyone made it home safe.

PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 1:47 pm 

Joined: Tue Jun 26, 2007 2:45 pm
Posts: 816
Location: Vancouver, BC
Good to know. I have been told by subway 'no guarantees because of the cookies' too, but glad your experience went well.

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

PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 3:01 pm 

Joined: Mon Jul 05, 2010 11:37 am
Posts: 1526
Location: Alberta
It really does depend on the allergy, doesn't it? No subway for my DD, too risky with her known severity with egg...but the rest of us sure like them when we are out and about with out her.

We have gotten that same response from many places, yet others are so helpful...yet the same there ya go....that is why allergies must be discussed every time and everywhere.

Myself - Seasonal, cats
dd-asthma (trigger - flu) anaphylactic to eggs, severe allergies to bugspray and penicilin,pulmicort
ds-Seasonal, cats and OAS
dh-allergy cats, bugspray and guava, outgrew egg allergy

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