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Can a child with peanut allergies eat a bar of white chocolate?

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Dr. Josephine Ruiz-healy
Pediatrics 41 years experience
If not procesed w/pn: White chocolate is made basically the same way as regular chocolate but it lacks the cocoa solids in it. You need to look at the wrapper if it is processed in a plant that deals with peanuts, it is best to stay away.
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Dr. Paul Williams
Allergy and Immunology 30 years experience
Usually: White chocolate does not contain any peanut or nut components.
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Dr. Michael Zacharisen
Allergy and Immunology 35 years experience
Read labels: It is prudent to check the label to determine if the candy was made in a facility that uses peanuts. Cross contamination is a possibility if peanuts were used in the facility.
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental and Behavioral 52 years experience
With allergies to peanuts,sesame, etc., you also have to ask what oils were previously used in pans at restaurants + carry his Epi-pen Jr.
Dec 15, 2012

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