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: EileenW1
Posted on: 14th Jul 2015

EileenW1 says: I am allergic to several fruits and also eggs. I have to read labels very carefully when buying a new product or brand as even the smallest amount of pineapple , melon, banana, pawpaw, honey or egg can have me in agony, vomiting and or hives.
It is also embarrassing when invited to dinner at someone's house as I have to ask what is in the food. Thankfully most good hosts today always ask guests beforehand if they have any allergies or food dislikes.

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