Fish allergens

Fish allergy is more common in adults than in children but it can often be severe, and frequently causes anaphylaxis.

All the major fish allergens cross-react in terms of their allergenicity and no fish is safe for fish allergic patients.

Types of fish

Anchovy
Bass
Bream
Carp
Catfish
Caviar
Cod
Eel
Flounder
Grouper
Haddock
Hake
Halibut
Herring
Mackerel
Monkfish
Perch
Pickerel
Pike
Plaice
Pollock
Pompano
Porgy
Rockfish
Salmon
Sardine
Shark
Smelt
Snapper
Sashimi
Surimi
Tilapia
Trout
Tuna
White Fish
Whiting

Products which might contain fish
Antipasto
Asian dishes
Canned spreads
Caesar salad
Dips
Gelatin
Greek dishes
Marshmallow
Pizza toppings
Salad dressings
Sauces (eg Worcestershire)
Soups
Sushi
It is possible for an allergic reaction to occur from cooking odours or handling of fish.
Thanks to Food Standards Australia for this list.

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