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Is “nut-free” sunflower seed butter safe for children with peanut allergy?

Denise C Hsu and Constance H Katelaris
Med J Aust 2007; 187 (9): 542-543.

To the Editor: A 5-year-old girl with known peanut allergy presented with an acute allergic reaction after ingesting “nut-free” butter containing sunflower seeds (85%), sugar, emulsifier and antioxidant. The label on this product stated that it was processed in a peanut-free facility, and that each batch was tested for traces of nuts and peanut protein.

  • Denise C Hsu
  • Constance H Katelaris

  • Department of Immunology, Campbelltown Hospital, Sydney, NSW.


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