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How to identify unfamiliar names for food allergens

Shellfish

Shellfish reactions can be as minor as hives and itching or severe enough to be life threatening.

Like fish, shellfish is found in ethnic and Asian foods. Be sure to check the ingredients label or ask your server about the presence of shellfish.

Reviewed by Dr. Sara Connolly, April 2019

References

  1. Food Allergies.
  2. The Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network.
  3. Sicherer S. Food Allergies: A Complete Guide to Eating When Your Life Depends on It.
  4. Joneja JV. The Health Professional’s Guide to Food Allergies and Intolerances.

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