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


Jade Simpson

Posted by: Jade Simpson
Posted on: 8th Jan 2015

Jade Simpson says: It can be extremely frustrating and scary for my son as he has allergies to nuts, coconut, egg and sesame seeds. A lot of products have on the packaging stating could contain nuts, eggs etc. Why manufacturers don't make foods that don't contain these things in the food separately I fail to comprehend. My sons allergy is life threatening so we have to diligently check product labels.

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