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More on peanut allergies: A list of foods that may contain peanuts

Stricter Canadian guidelines require that peanut-containing products are clearly labeled. The ingredient list will say “contains: peanuts” if it contains this ingredient. 

Foods that contain peanuts

Mixed nuts with peanuts Peanut oil, arachis oil (cold pressed)
Peanuts Peanut punch/drink
Peanut butter Peanut sauce
Peanut flour Peanut soup
Peanut meal Szechuan sauce
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Foods that may contain peanuts

Almond and hazelnut pastes

Glazes

Baked goods (e.g. cakes, muffins, donuts, etc.)

Granola bars, energy bars or fruit bars

Cake icing

Hydrolyzed vegetable protein, hydrolyzed plant protein

Candy

Icing

Cereals

Macaroons

Chili con carne (peanut butter may be used to thicken chili)

Marzipan

Chinese foods

Nougat

Chocolate bars

Pastries

Commercial desserts

Peanut popcorn

Cookies

Potato chips (may be made with peanut oil)

Desserts (e.g. frozen desserts, frozen yogurts, ice cream, sundae toppings)

Prepared, dehydrated soup mixes

Dried salad dressings

Satay sauce

Egg roll/Imperial roll (peanut butter may be used to seal egg rolls)

Thai food

Fried foods

Vegetarian meat substitutes

Fried snack foods

Other names for peanuts

Arachide

Ground nuts

Arachis oil

Kernels

Beer nuts

Mandelonas, Nu-Nuts

Cacahouète/cacahouette/cacahuète

Nut meats

Goober nuts, goober peas

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Non-food sources of peanuts

Be aware that these non-food sources of peanuts may affect you if you have a peanut allergy.

Ant baits, bird feed, mouse traps, pet food Stuffing in toys
Craft materials Sunscreen/suntan lotion (some)
Lip glosses Vitamins (some)
Skin creams, cosmetics

If you have questions about food allergies, speak to an EatRight Ontario Registered Dietitian at 1-877-510-510-2.  You can also send an email or read here about Peanut Allergies and Food Allergies and Intolerances.

Last Update – October 9, 2016

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