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    Food Allergy Quick Guide

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    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
    • NuNuts® 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

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