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Hidden sources for Fish/Shellfish: do you know of any? page 2
Hidden sources for Fish/Shellfish
Greenlady
Member


Posted: Feb 8th, 2008 at 05:57 pm

speaking of anchovies, Worcestershire sauce is made from them and is sometimes used in ceasar salad dressings.

DS 12 PA, WA
DD 8 NKA
USA

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LL70
Member


Posted: Feb 22nd, 2008 at 09:18 pm

What about gelatin? Do any fish/shellfish allergic people eat anything with gelatin in it? I do sometimes but not often like skittles, pop tarts, marshmellows. I can't tell if I react because I have many allergies.

Also I don't know about squid ink. Some pastas (dark pasta) are dyed with squid ink. I don't know if this affects people with shellfish as squid is considered in the same family as far as reactions go. I heard also heard people allergic to shellfish may react to spiderbites.

Shellfish - related
squid/calamari
octopus
scallops

Me - PA/TNA/Shellfish & too many MFA including carrots, some legumes, blueberries, banana, arugula, some cheeses like swiss, romano, all melons (also highly allergic to mold,grass,trees,ragweed)

DS - is PA/TNA and sesame/poppy/sunflower allergy & legume allergy. New allergies: soybeans & coconut as of Jan 2010
Irene
Member


Posted: Mar 4th, 2008 at 10:40 am

I just found out that certain types of Smart Balance spread contains fish oil.

Daisy
Member


Posted: Mar 4th, 2008 at 08:01 pm

Welcome to the seafood threads, Irene! Smiley

Yes, thanks for the reminder about fish oil is showing up in the strangest things these days...yogurt, breads, cereals & even an orange juice. Yuck! Smiley Always check the source of Omega 3's, as some are plant-derived & some are from fish oil.

Must they adulterate EVERYTHING?

Take care,
Daisy

Self: seafood, egg, nuts, sulfites, yellow dye, IV contrast
GA - USA
McCobbre
Moderator


Posted: Mar 8th, 2008 at 07:24 am

Feb 8th, 2008 at 05:57 pm, Greenlady wrote:
speaking of anchovies, Worcestershire sauce is made from them and is sometimes used in ceasar salad dressings.


BTW--The Kroger brand worcestershire sauce does not have anchovies. I need to go look to see if it claims to be vegetarian. I think my DH understood it that way, because that's what he bought and that's what we use--and not for my allergies but for my son's veggism.

"Words are our most inexhaustible source of magic. They are potent forms of enchantment, rich with the power to hurt or heal."~Albus Dumbledore



Me: shellfish, chamomile, sesame and a few odds & ends
DS: peanuts
McCobbre
Moderator


Posted: Mar 28th, 2008 at 08:16 am

So last night at Kroger I saw these new fangled Pringles sticks, and one variety (I think it was the cruncy wheat) had sardines in them--but still 0 calcium grams. Smiley

It was labeled in bold with the other allergens.

Here is a link to get there. http://www.pringles.com/pages/index.shtml

I see here that they are made in Thailand--and of course distributed by P&G. Well, this would be out of my comfort zone no matter what. I saw these and thought these might be a option instead of pretzels for us. I can't find pretzels that are safe for both DS and me (Utz labels for sesame with their pretzels).

Anyway--thought fish allergic folks might be interested in this info.

"Words are our most inexhaustible source of magic. They are potent forms of enchantment, rich with the power to hurt or heal."~Albus Dumbledore



Me: shellfish, chamomile, sesame and a few odds & ends
DS: peanuts
Posted: May 17th, 2008 at 10:01 pm

I don't know if this would cause a reaction or problem at all for those with shellfish allergies, but I thought I'd mention it just in case. We don't deal with shellfish allergies in my home, so I'm not sure what you need to avoid.

I'm copying word for word from the June 2008 issue of Parents:

"Next time your child skins his knee badly, consider using the latest first-aid supply from the frontline KytoStat bandages ($15 for a pack of three at drugstore.com). Soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan have been using these bandages because they don't just protect the wound--they actually stop the bleeding. The secret is a pad made from chitosan, a compound found in shrimp shells. When you apply pressure to the pad, it adheres directly to the wound, interacts with red blood cells to create a tight seal, and allows the cut to heal naturally."

So do you think this could be an issue?

McCobbre
Moderator


Posted: May 17th, 2008 at 10:26 pm

Egad! They've come Stateside. I didn't think these would be a threat to me anytime soon. Thanks for letting us know LoriAnne!

"Words are our most inexhaustible source of magic. They are potent forms of enchantment, rich with the power to hurt or heal."~Albus Dumbledore



Me: shellfish, chamomile, sesame and a few odds & ends
DS: peanuts
McCobbre
Moderator


Posted: May 17th, 2008 at 10:29 pm

Yes--it could definitely be an issue--shrimp entering through the bloodstream. Not only that--comingling with my blood in that way, tricking it to think it's a friend.

The only potentially interesting thing about this is (and not interesting enough for me to risk life, btw) is wondering what my reaction would be like. Would it be GI? I had a GI reaction from an airborne source last year. My allergist (Houston one) said it's just how my body responds. I wonder how it would respond from exposure via my bloodstream.

Not something I'm wanting to learn, that's for sure!

"Words are our most inexhaustible source of magic. They are potent forms of enchantment, rich with the power to hurt or heal."~Albus Dumbledore



Me: shellfish, chamomile, sesame and a few odds & ends
DS: peanuts
Posted: May 18th, 2008 at 08:50 am

Well, then I'm glad I posted the info. Be careful!

LL70
Member


Posted: May 19th, 2008 at 07:32 am

Thanks I forgot about those types of band-aids. I also want to add another.

Organic plant food. I just saw one with Crab Meal in it.

Me - PA/TNA/Shellfish & too many MFA including carrots, some legumes, blueberries, banana, arugula, some cheeses like swiss, romano, all melons (also highly allergic to mold,grass,trees,ragweed)

DS - is PA/TNA and sesame/poppy/sunflower allergy & legume allergy. New allergies: soybeans & coconut as of Jan 2010
aggiedog
Member


Posted: May 23rd, 2008 at 11:01 pm

I had a fancy chocolate bar (dark chocolate, ginger, wasabe) the other day that was labeled as "may contain pearl dust (shellfish)".

Pearl dust? First, does anyone really want to be eating this stuff (I'm assuming it's being put into some other boutique flavor of chocolate.) Second, is a mollusc considered a shellfish? Forgive my ignorance, I'm only dealing with PA.

USA, dd with PA
SarahWV
New Member


Posted: Jun 3rd, 2008 at 07:34 am

I know I've mentioned this before, but it bears repeating. If your doc is the progressive type and puts you on vitamins,

PLEASE read the whole bottle.

My dermatologist put me on vit. A, which I took for a good long time (and was sick as a dog the WHOLE time, massive stomach cramps, nausea, disorientation, what I thought were random anaphalactic reactions) until I read the bottle and saw in the wee fine print that it was "derived from fish oil." I have since quit seeing that dermatologist, as he used several things on me that I was allergic to (including latex, my most severe allergy).

I have since seen other vitamins list this same source. I would recommend to anyone with allergies to fish and shellfish seek out the "vegetarian safe" products when it comes to vitamins.

Daisy
Member


Posted: Jun 3rd, 2008 at 09:28 pm

Wow, I hadn't thought of pearl dust on foods. Not that I'm having Godiva any time soon, as I'm also chocolate allergic. But that really would be a double-whammy. I would also worry about this as a non-pareil decoration on fancy cookies or wedding cakes, too. Even the chef may not think of this.

And yes, vitamins are full of "natural" ingredients these days. DH is not allowed to take his fish oil capsules anymore, either. Smiley

Funny thing, I grabbed the Lassie Brand Senior Dog Food a couple of weeks ago when I was in a hurry. It's still chicken only, just checked the first couple of ingredients on the list since I don't eat it myself. DD poured it into our big bin when we got home.

Every time I went to feed the dog it smelled "rancid" to me. I thought I just had a bad (opened or stale) bag. But DD said it smelled fine to her, and she usually does the feeding.

This week they were out of the regular variety, so I grabbed the Senior Dog Food variety again. Uggh...Chondroitin & Glucosamine about midway down the label. The regular Lassie Dog Food is ok for me. Just a little egg, but I haven't been ana to egg that I know of.
Watch out for dog & cat foods. Fortunately, it has not been enough to cause me to visibly react...and I am ultra-sensitive...but I don't need anything filling my allergy cup, either.

HTH,
Daisy

Self: seafood, egg, nuts, sulfites, yellow dye, IV contrast
GA - USA
McCobbre
Moderator


Posted: Jun 28th, 2008 at 11:31 am

Jan 25th, 2008 at 06:18 pm, LL70 wrote:

Also what about the dye that they inject into you when you go for an x-ray or sonogram? I'm actually curious about that because I may need to do that one day soon and am concerned.



Reading up on Kidney Stones Smiley I saw this:
Quote:

You may want to ask your physician about the amount of radiation used during the CT procedure and the risks related to your particular situation. It is a good idea to keep a record of your past history of radiation exposure, such as previous CT scans and other types of x-rays, so that you can inform your physician. Risks associated with radiation exposure may be related to the cumulative number of x-ray examinations and/or treatments over a long period of time.

If you are pregnant or suspect that you may be pregnant, you should notify your physician. Radiation exposure during pregnancy may lead to birth defects.

If contrast dye is used, there is a risk for allergic reaction to the dye. Patients who are allergic to or sensitive to medications, contrast dye, iodine, or shellfish should notify their physician.



http://www.utsouthwestern.edu/patientcare/healthlibrary/healthtopics/0,,P07703,00.html

Actually, I saw it initially on another site that I can't find. But this one says something similar--just talks about more severe kidney concerns than I think I have.

"Words are our most inexhaustible source of magic. They are potent forms of enchantment, rich with the power to hurt or heal."~Albus Dumbledore



Me: shellfish, chamomile, sesame and a few odds & ends
DS: peanuts