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: Sweeties
Posted on: 8th Jun 2016

Sweeties says: The most important thing is to READ LABELS not just once but EVERY time you go shopping. Manufacturers change ingredients without letting the consumer know so you could buy the product one week and then the next time it could have added allergens without warning. I only buy products that "may contains traces" of allergens if they are from Australia, USA or other first world countries. I often have to make variations of meals or two separate meals to accommodate allergies. I think very carefully about buying products from china etc as I do not trust their labelling of foods

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