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    Food Allergy Quick Guide

    Tree Nut
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    If your child or a child in the classroom has a life threatening allergy to tree nuts, you should avoid these ingredients in the classroom:

    • Almonds (oil, nut, paste and alcoholic extract)
    • Artificial nuts
    • Beechnut
    • Brazil nuts
    • Butternut
    • Cashews
    • Chestnuts/Chinquapin
    • Filberts
    • Hazelnuts
    • Gianduja (a creamy mixture of chocolate chopped toasted nuts found in premium or imported chocolate)
    • Ginkgo nuts
    • Ground nuts
    • Hickory nuts
    • Hydrolyzed plant protein
    • Hydrolyzed vegetable protein
    • Litchi/lichee/lychee nut
    • Macadamia nuts
    • Mandelonas
    • Marzipan/almond paste
    • Mixed nuts
    • Nangai nuts
    • Natural nut extract (e.g., almond, walnut)
    • Nougat
    • Nu-Nuts (artificial nuts)
    • Nut butters (e.g., cashew butter, almond butter)
    • Nut oils
    • Nut paste (i.e. almond paste)
    • Pecans
    • Pesto
    • Pili nut
    • Pine nuts (pignolia, pinian)
    • Pistachios
    • Praline
    • Shea nut
    • Walnuts

    Some Unexpected Sources of Tree Nuts

    • Barbecue sauce
    • Beer nuts
    • Breading for chicken
    • Pancakes
    • Meat-free burgers
    • Pasta
    • Honey
    • Fish dishes
    • Pie crust
    • Mandelonas (peanuts soaked in almond flavoring)
    • Mortadella (may contain pistachios)
    • Salads and salad dressing

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