Firehouse Subs does not consider soybean oil as an allergen. Studies have shown that most individuals allergic to soy can safely consume refined soybean oil, since it is 100% oil. Protein is the allergenic material in soy products that typically triggers allergic reactions and refined oil does not contain measurable amounts of protein.
This position is supported by several organizations including the:
--U.S. Food & Drug Administration
--Food Allergy & Resource Education Foundation (formerly Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network),
--American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
--Canadian Food Inspection Agency.
If you are allergic to soy, we recommend you ask your doctor whether or not you should avoid soybean oil. If your doctor recommends you avoid soybean oil, you should avoid the following items at Firehouse Subs:
- All bread products
- All cookies
- Rice Krispies
- Au jus peppers and onions
- All mayo
- All salad dressings