Important German food allergy labels

Important German food allergy labels

by: WIC Overseas | .
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published: May 22, 2017

As in the States, all labels on prepackaged foods must state if the food contains one of several common food allergens. German products must list more allergens that in the U.S. If you have a food allergy, it is important to know that German word for that food item and read all food labels. A good website to look up the translation is http://dict.leo.org.

The food items that must be labeled are as follows:

Gluten Containing 
Grains: 
WheatWeizen
RyeRoggen
OatsHafer
SpeltDinkel
KamutKamut
BarleyGerste
Crustaceous AnimalsSchalein tiere
ShrimpGarnele
CrabKrebs
LobsterHummer
OysterAustern
ClamsMuschel
EggsEi
FishFisch
CodKabeljau
HalibutHeilbutt
SalmonLachs
SoleSeezunge
TunaThunfisch
PeanutsErdnuss
SoySoja
Milk Milch 
Nuts: 
AlmondsMandel
CashewsCashewnuss
HazlenutsHaselnuss
PistachiosPistazie
Macadamia NutsMacademainuss
PecansPecannuss
WalnutWalnuss
CelerySellerie
MustardSenf
Sesame Sesam
Sulfur dioxide > 10 mg/kg Schwefeldioxid 

Other foods that some people are allergic to include:

BananaBananen
CantoloupeButtermelone
CherryKirschen
HoneydewHonigmelone
KiwiKiwi
OrangeOrangen
PeachPfirsiche
PearBirnen
PlumPflaume
WatermelonWassermelone
CarrotsKarotten
PotatoKartoffeln
SpinachSpinat
TomatoTomaten
ZucchiniZucchini

Jenny Dietrich, Brend Dietrich and Sandra Erb contributed to this article.

Tags: Allergy, Food Label, nutrition, Germany
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