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: juneebabe
Posted on: 24th Oct 2014

juneebabe says: I have an awful time with my small problem - nothing like peanut allergy but mine too is life threatening. I'm allergic to fish - I love it but when I eat it my throat closes over & I have to keep antihistemine on hand as I gauge the severity of the closing of my throat. I am also allergic to Pine & Macedamia Nuts - go figure. I do have Coeliac disease so there is now a lot of food I can't buy. I now have a Smartphone & have downloaded the Coeliac Society Ingredient List [that was something like $10 or so when I purchased it] & I've also downloaded the App "SWITCH" & this is a scanner App that scans the barcodes in the grocery shops to tell if it's gluten free or not.

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