Allergy members - how do you shop for food?

Can you talk me through how you go about food shopping for yourself or a member of your family that has a food allergy. Do you go to the local supermarket or specialist store? If a supermarket, do you buy from the health food aisle or regular aisles? Do you have to check every ingredient label or do products advertise themselves well enough? Do you have to buy specific foods? Is your food bill more expensive as a result? And finally does your household all eat the same meals, or does the person with the food allergy eat separate food?

Last reply: 10th Jun 2017 / 83 replies / Post by looklively



Posted by: ivory
Posted on: 11th Jun 2014

ivory says: It does seem that today everybody has an allergy or more! I didn't have any until recently. I have found out that preservatives, sulphites and sulphur dioxide gives me rashes. So I do try and stay away from these ingredients. I still shop in normal supermarkets, It doesn't take long to find which foods contain these items. So I know fairly well what foods I can eat and what to avoid. I do get caught out sometimes when eating out or shopping for food on holidays when I buy different products and brands to the normal. My rash reminds me if I forget to check the label first. Then usually I check the label later and will undoubtedly find the culprit. Sometimes you have to look for the numbers as well as know how manufacturers try to disguise these ingredients by giving them different names. So fresh is best. No worries there.

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