Food Allergy Definitions Glossary of Terms

Fish Allergen

What is a Fish Allergen?

Mollusc Allergen

What is a mollusc allergen?

Mollusc allergy is a subdivision of shellfish. Some people who are allergic to molluscs are able to tolerate crustaceans.

Sesame Allergen

What is a sesame allergen?

Sulphites and Sulphur Dioxide Allergen

Sulphites are used as a preservative in dried fruits and meat products, soft drinks, vegetables, and alcoholic beverages like wine and beer.

What foods are you likely to find Sulphur Dioxide in?

Pickled foods and vinegar
Dried fruit like apricots, prunes and raisins,
Maraschino cherries, Tinned coconut milk,
Beer, wine and cider, Vegetable juices and stock.
Some soft drinks, Grape juice, Bottled lemon juice and lime juice
Condiments (bottled sauces etc.), Guacamole, Dehydrated, pre-cut or peeled potatoes, Fresh or frozen prawns

Here is a list of ingredients with the sulphites ingredients labelled

Tree Nut Allergen

What is a tree nut allergen?

Tree nuts are categorised as Almond, Hazelnuts, Walnuts, Cashews, Pecan Nuts, Brazil Nuts, Pistachio Nuts, Macadamia or Queensland Nuts.

Peanut Allergen

What is a peanut allergen?

Soybean Allergen

What ingredients indicate soya allergen is present?

Mustard Allergen

What is a mustard allergen ingredient?

Lupin Allergen

How is lupin allergens listed?

Celery Allergen

How is celery allergen listed on ingredients?

Crustaceans Allergen

What foods are crustaceans allergens found in?

Cereals including gluten Allergen

What ingredients indicate gluten is present?