I also wanted to add -not every allergic family avoids "may contain" labels. Many do. Mine absolutely does. My daughter reacted to a pretzel that came from a "may contain peanuts" labeled bag once. Are you cooking something for a class with an allergic child? If so, understand that even if you do find something safe, the allergic child may still not be permitted to have it. When we registered my DD for kindergarten we had to opt whether or not to allow her to eat foods not provided directly by us. Because many don't understand that "may contains" labels are included in a "no peanuts" in the classroom policy, we opted to only allow her to eat what we send in. Because of that, even if another parent does everything right, the teacher can't permit my child to have it. It can be a pain - but it's what we need to do to make sure her food is always safe food. If yours is not the allergic child, double check with the teacher.
at 3:31 PM on Oct. 29, 2009