We've just learned (confirmed by allergist) that my 7 yo son is allergic (anaphylaxis) to fish. Since then, I've been doing a lot of research on hidden sources of fish that we should look out for. One that I haven't had a lot of luck getting to the bottom of is gelatin and, by extension, marshmallows. I've read that gelatin CAN be made with fish bones/skin... and that kosher gelatin WOULD be made this way. But, what about non-kosher gelatin (and products containing gelatin)? Is it typically made with fish? What about candy, marshmallows, or even Jell-O with gelatin? Anyone have a reaction to these? Do you ALWAYS avoid them? Or, do you consider the risk to be insignificant?
Obviously, if they are going to present a real danger to him, we would ensure that he never eats products containing gelatin. That said, prior to his diagnosis and AFTER his first allergic reaction, he continued to eat marshmallows (the boy loves homemade rice crispy squares) without issue.
Just wondering how those of you with fish allergies approach gelatin? Anyone have an experience reacting to gelatin or products containing gelatin?