Food Allergy Quick Guide

Peanut Allergy

If a child in your classroom has a life threatening allergy to peanuts, you should avoid these ingredients in the classroom:

  • Arachis oil
  • Gianduja (a creamy mixture of chocolate chopped toasted nuts found in premium or imported chocolate)
  • Ground nuts
  • Hickory nuts
  • Hydrolyzed plant protein
  • Hydrolyzed vegetable protein
  • Lupine oil
  • Mixed nuts
  • Nougat
  • NuNutsĀ® and other artificial flavored nuts
  • Nut butters, i.e., cashew butter, almond butter
  • Nut oils
  • Nut paste (i.e. almond paste)
  • Peanuts
  • Peanut butter
  • Peanut flour
  • Peanut oil (cold pressed expressed or expelled)

Some Unexpected Sources of Peanut

  • Asian and Mexican dishes
  • Beer nuts
  • Egg rolls
  • Foods that contain extruded, cold-pressed, or expelled peanut oil, which may contain peanut protein
  • Glazes and marinades
  • Pet food
  • Potato pancakes
  • Sauces such as chili sauce, hot sauce, pesto, gravy, mole sauce and salad dressing
  • Sweets such as pudding, cookies, and hot chocolate
  • Specialty pizzas
  • Some vegetarian food products, especially those advertised as meat substitutes