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shellfish allergen cardAllergy to invertebrates, eg. prawns, lobster, crabs affects about 1 percent of the population.  It tends to be life-long and is more common in adults than children.

Some people can be allergic to molluscs such as snails, squid, scallops, clams, oysters or mussels.

A downloadable allergen card (pdfShellfish - Allergen card806.14 KB) for those with ShellFish allergy has been developed to help make shopping a little easier.

Quick tips

Fact sheets on shellfish allergy are available from the Children’s Hospital at Westmead and ASCIA websites.

Content updated January 2017


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Newly diagnosed

Being diagnosed with a potentially severe allergy is scary. But don’t worry, you’re not alone – help and support is available.

Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia is a national support group for people caring for or at risk of anaphylaxis. Learn more...

Spotlight on...

Don’t miss out on life because you have an allergy. With some forward planning and good communication, you can participate in almost anything you desire.

Check out our Life stages section for more specific information.

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