People who are allergic to molluscs are more in all probability to be allergic to crustaceans.
Shellfish allergy is an abnormal response by the body’s immune system to proteins in certain marine animals.
Molluscs are invertebrates (without a backbone).
This list is a guidance, included in this list is possible allergen, please check labels.
You may be allergic to traces of amount of the allergen, below are a few statements companies use to make you aware that the allergen is used onsite or on the same machinery. If your food allergy is severe, please look for the following statements on food labelling to avoid anaphylaxis by cross contamination. Also, be aware that companies do not have to put this statement on their labels by law, if you have a reaction to a product avoid using that food product in the future. It might be worth to contact the company if you have had a reaction, and there is no allergen or Precautionary Allergen Labelling. Contacting the company, they can check their safety onsite, or they find an ingredient has been put in error into the food product and put a food recall in place.
If you are uncertain about a product, contact the company to clarify before using the food product.
- May contain.
- Produced in a factory.
- May contain X.
- Not suitable for someone with X allergy
- May contain traces of ..
Foods from abroad has been included in this list, this is for guidance for the traveller.
If you would like food recall alerts directly sent to your email, please use the contact page you will be added to the next food recall alert. Please check the GDPR page, to see how your details are stored.
|Clamato (a clam broth and tomato juice mixture sometimes used in Bloody Mary drinks)|
|Wine and beer (used as a fining agent)|
|Cioppino (fish stew)|
|Clams / cherrystone, geoduck, littleneck, pismo, quahog|
|Gumbo (fish and shellfish stew)|
|Limpets / lapas, opihi|
|Octopus including ink|
|Snails / escargot|
|Squid / calamari|
|Surimi / imitation shellfish, often found in sushi|
|Whelks / Turban shell|
|Ceviche / shellfish in an acidic citrus marinade|
|Dips and spreads|
|Mam tom (Vietnamese fish sauce)|
|Nam prik (Thai fish sauce)|
This information is only given as guidance and not extensive. Information to be used at individual’s responsibility. Always read the label. Always seek medical advice.
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