WHAT food is restricted?
- crustacean shellfish (crab, shrimp, lobster), mollusks (clams, mussels, oyster, scallops,
WHY is the food restricted?
- shellfish allergy can cause nasal congestion, itchy skin reactions, or lead to anaphylaxis,
which can be fatal
OBVIOUS sources of the substance
HIDDEN sources of the substance
- artificial fish products, seafood flavorings, artificial crab (surimi), Asian dishes,
sauces and stuffing
Note: Shellfish allergy and fish allergy are separate conditions. Fish allergy will
be treated in a separate section of ElderEats.