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Shellfish Allergy

  • Overview

    A shellfish allergy is an abnormal response of the body to the proteins found in shellfish.

  • In-Depth

    Which foods and ingredients must a shellfish-allergic person watch out for?

    Avoid foods with any of the following ingredients:

    • Abalone
    • Clam (including cherrystone, littleneck, pismo and quahog)
    • Crab
    • Crawfish, crayfish, ecrivesse and crawdads.
    • Lobster, langouste, langousine, scampo, coral and tomalley
    • Musselcs
    • Oysters
    • Scallops
    • Mollusks
    • Shrimps, prawns and crevett
    • Cockles, periwinkles and sea urchins
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