Jacob was just diagnosed as having in addition to others, an allergy to Canola and Rapeseed. I almost think this is as, if not more, frustrating than the allergies to soy and wheat! Canola is used in just about EVERYTHING!!~ Canola is in almost all potato products, cooking sprays, margarines, baked goods, and a lot of things we have already given up due to other allergies~ It is also unfortunately used in the Ian’s Brand Fish sticks and Chicken nuggets, and Chicken Tenders that were wheat-dairy-soy- nut-egg free!!! It is also used by McDonalds, in their fry-oil, and one “Safe” to-go/treat food we had found to allow Jacob- was McDonalds French Fries!! …Sigh. Although I have recently learned they also add beef broth and dairy to their fries as well! ~[Sorry all you vegetarians!] From I what I could find every restaurant out there uses canola oil.
One thing I have done is to buy a pump olive oil sprayer, [MISTO brand from BJs] to use for cooking, baking etc. as all the spray oils, such as PAM, are canola~
I have found that Frito Lay- Lays Potato Chips are all made with corn or sunflower oil, so these are still on the menu! 🙂 Veggie Straws are also canola-free.
Apparently this is a more rare allergy, as the only source I have found on-line is linked below http://www.cantola.com/
and for foods check their link http://www.cantola.com/Tricky_Foods.html