At the time of publication, all recipes were free of the allergens listed as being free of in the title (i.e. soy-free, milk-free, etc.), and all other information shared was accurate to the best of my knowledge.
Though I strive to update outdated information quickly and work diligently to make sure you have the most accurate information possible at all times, it is your duty to double check labels EVERY TIME to ensure that the ingredients you use are SAFE FOR YOU.
Your doctor or allergist should also be your first go-to for information on how to handle your medical needs. That being said, if you DO notice an error, please send me an email letting me know (tell me what page or recipe the error is on, what the error is, etc.), and I will correct the error ASAP.
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Please Be Advised:
I make sure all of my recipes use foods that are free of the allergens they say they are free of. You will need to do the same. For help with this, please see the appropriate "Alternative Names" page for the allergen(s) you need the recipe free of.

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Alternative Names for Fish, Seafood and Shellfish and Helpful Links

This content was accurate at the time of posting, but it is possible that it is outdated at the time of your viewing.  Please, do NOT let this information replace the advice of your doctor/allergist.  ALWAYS follow their instructions and recommendations over mine.  


Ingredients change often, companies change hands, and policies change.  What once was safe, can now be unsafe.  For your own health and safety, please make it a habit of ALWAYS reading the ingredients of EVERYTHING before you buy it.

Also, if you notice that I have a product listed as "safe" for your particular allergen/sensitivity needs, PLEASE let me know so that I can update my information.  I strive to keep things current, but I do miss things from time to time.  Your help in this matter is invaluable to provide the most current information to my readers.  

Thank you so much!

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As with all food allergens, check EVERY label, EVERY time, EVEN IN NON-FOODS!!  Fish, seafood and shellfish are not generally used in non-food items other than vitamins or some dies, but it is always better to be safe than sorry!

Alternative Names for Fish, Seafood and Shellfish*

  1. ANYTHING with fish in the name (fish)
  2. ANYTHING with seafood in the name (seafood)
  3. ANYTHING with shellfish in the name (shellfish)
  4. Caviar (fish)
  5. Anchovy (fish)
  6. ANY of the names listed here which are different types of fish (fish)
  7. ANY of the names listed here which are different types of seafood (fish, seafood, shellfish)
  8. Sushi (fish, seafood, shellfish)
  9. Ceviche (fish)
  10. Crudo (fish)
  11. E'ia Ota (fish)
  12. Esqueixada (fish)
  13. Gravlax (fish)
  14. Hinava (fish)
  15. Umai (fish)
  16. Hoe (seafood)
  17. Kinilaw/Kilawin (fish)
  18. Koi pla (fish)
  19. Isan (fish)
  20. Kokoda (fish)
  21. Lap pa/Lap pla (fish)
  22. 'Ota 'ika (fish)
  23. Poke (fish)
  24. Sashimi (fish, seafood)
  25. Tiradito (fish, seafood)
  26. Xato (fish)
  27. Yusheng (fish)
  28. Barnacle (shellfish)
  29. Crab (shellfish)
  30. Crawfish, crawdad, crayfish (shellfish)
  31. Ecrevisse (shellfish)
  32. Krill (shellfish)
  33. Lobster (shellfish)
  34. Langouste/langoustine (shellfish)
  35. Moreton bay bugs (shellfish)
  36. Scampi (shellfish)
  37. Tomalley (shellfish)
  38. Prawns (shellfish)
  39. Crevette (shellfish)
  40. Mollusks (shellfish)
  41. Snails (shellfish)
  42. Escargot (shellfish)
  43. Calamari (seafood)
  44. Roe (fish, seafood)
  45. Glucosamine (shellfish)**
  46. Kuai (fish)**
  47. Joulupoyta (fish, seafood, shellfish)**
  48. Kelaguen (fish, seafood, shellfish)**
  49. Carpaccio (fish)**
  50. Caesar salad or Caesar salad dressing (fish)**
  51. Worcestershire sauce (fish)**
  52. Bouillabaisse (fish, seafood, shellfish)**
  53. Imitation or artificial fish or shellfish like surimi, sea legs or sea sticks (fish, shellfish)**
  54. Meatloaf (fish, seafood, shellfish)**
  55. Barbecue sauce (fish, seafood, shellfish)**
  56. Caponata (Sicilian eggplant relish) (fish, seafood, shellfish)**
  57. Omega-3 (fish, seafood, shellfish)**
  58. Disodium Inosate **
  59. Sea Salt **
  60. Sea Weed **
  61. Algae **
  62. Other ingredients that come from water sources where fish, seafood and shellfish are found **
This is by no means an all-inclusive list.  I am sure I have forgotten some fish, seafood or shellfish names, but this is a good start.  For more information, you can Google "names for fish", "names for seafood", "names for shellfish", "products containing fish", etc.  If you come across a less than common name for fish, seafood or shellfish, please email me or comment below so that I can add it.  Thank you!

*Note: I have labeled all alternative names with the common name in parentheses (when possible), such as (shrimp)(fish), (seafood), etc., so that if you are not allergic to say, fish, you know that this name should be safe for you to consume/use, though I recommend checking labels for allergens on ALL things just to be safe.  Also, talk with  your allergist to see if you should avoid any of these ingredients.  Some allergists recommend that you avoid all forms of seafood, fish and shellfish if you are allergic to one due to the cross-contamination issues.

**These items do not always contain fish, seafood or shellfish, but were included in this list for those who are highly sensitive and to be above board for those who need to be more cautious.  

Please note that the food labeling in the USA has come a long way, and the FDA now requires that the top 8 major allergens be clearly marked.  That means that if an item is derived from milk, eggs, seafood, fish, soy, wheat, peanuts or tree nuts, it needs to say that somewhere on the label.  However, this only applies to foods produced in the USA at this time and there are some ingredients that the FDA considers "safe" for everyone - even those with food allergens.  For example, soy lecithin and soy oil are considered "safe" by the FDA, so occasionally those ingredients will fall under things like "natural flavors" or even be in the ingredients' label of an item marked "soy-free".   It is my hope that labeling laws will eventually be 100% transparent, but until then, calls to manufacturers need to be made from time to time, and you will need to read labels EVERY SINGLE TIME to make sure a food fits your allergen needs.  This information is not meant to scare or overwhelm you, but to inform you so that you can be aware.  Awareness is power, and it can help bring great change!  If you ever need help with anything in regard to your or a loved one's food allergies, please don't hesitate to email me, and I'll help you find the right resources to help you on your journey. 

Helpful Fish, Seafood and Shellfish-Free Links
If you have any more sites or information for me to add, please feel free to email me or comment below.  Thanks! :)

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