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Food Allergies: A Key and Critical Factor for the Tourism Industry


2019-10-30

In this post we summarize the 14 most common allergens, which account for 90% of allergic reactions. Although there are more than 160 foods that can cause reactions to people with allergies, in the American continent there are currently between 6 and 8 foods officially recognized and related to allergic reactions and in Europe, 14 foods and their derivatives.


 maiz.pngLupines

In addition to flour seeds, they can be found in some types of bread, cakes, pastas, among others.

apio.pngCelery

Includes stems, leaves, seeds and roots. It can also be found in celery salt, salads, some meat products, soups or sauces, and other products.

cacahuete.pngPeanuts

In addition to seeds, pastas, oils and flours, it can be found in biscuits, chocolates, curries, desserts, sauces, among others.

  trigo.pngGluten-containing cereals

Includes wheat (also spelt, kamut), rye, barley, and sand. It can also be found in foods made with flour, such as baker's yeast, dough, bread, breadcrumbs, cakes, couscous, meat products, pasta, pastries, sauces, soups and floured foods. Cereal must be declared. It is voluntary to indicate the presence of gluten next to the cereal.

crustáceos.pngShell fish

Includes crabs, lobsters, prawns, prawns, carabineros, crayfish, among others. It can also be found in creams, sauces, prepared dishes and other foods.

frutos_cascara.pngShell fruits

Includes almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, cashews, pecans, Brazil nuts, macadamia and others. In addition, it can be found in breads, cookies, desserts, ice cream, marzipan, sauces or walnut oils, among others. In many Asian dishes such as currys, chopped almonds are used.

granos_de_sesamo.pngSesame grains

In addition to being in seeds (grains), pastas (tahine or sesame paste), oils and flours, it can be found in breads, sprouts, hummus and other foods.

huevos.pngEgg

In addition to being present in eggs and their derivatives (egg products), can be found in cakes, some meat products, mayonnaise, mousses, pastas, quiches, prepared dishes, sauces and foods decorated with eggs, among others.

leche.pngMilk

As well as milk and dairy products such as butter, cheese, cream, milk powder, yoghurt, and other products, it is also found in foods glazed with milk, powdered soups, sauces and so on.

moluscos.pngMollusks

Includes mussels, clams, earth snails, oysters, winkles, chirlas, cockles, among others. They can also be found in creams and sauces (e.g. oyster sauce), prepared dishes or as an ingredient in fish stews.

mostaza.pngMustard

In addition to being presented in seeds, powder or liquid form, it can be found in some breads, curries, marinades, meat products, salad dressings, sauces and soups.

pescado.png Fish

In addition to fish and fish products, it can be found in fish sauces, pizzas, salad dressings, soup cubes, among others.

soja.pngSoja

As well as in seeds (hablas), sauces, pastas, oils and flours, it can be found in tofu, miso pasta, desserts, ice creams, meat products, sauces and vegetarian products.

sulfitos dioxido de azufre.pngSulfites/Sulfur dioxide

They are used as preservatives in crustaceans, dried fruits, meat products, soft drinks, vegetables, wine and beer.


To learn more about allergen control programs and healthy eating, please contact us to introduce you to our NutriQook service.


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