Fish allergies are becoming increasingly common across the UK, and it is important for those who do suffer from it to know how to properly adhere to a fish-free diet.
What is a fish allergy?
A fish allergy is often severe and can, in rare cases, be fatal. For this reason it is important that those who suffer from a fish allergy know what foods to avoid.
Firstly, it is advised that all types of fish are avoided, with some of the most well-known including:
- Orange roughy
As well as this, it is advised that you avoid food products that are made from/include fish, such as:
- Caviar or roe (fish eggs)
- Fish oil
- Fish sauce
- Surimi (imitation crabmeat) contains fish
- Caesar salad dressings
- Steak sauce
- Worcestershire sauce
- Omega-3 supplements
When eating at a restaurant, it is advised that you take particular caution when eating in places that serve seafood or Asian foods, as these often contain fish or traces of fish.