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Allergy to seafood..

Brisbane, Australia
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Allergy to seafood..


My husband has anaphylaxis to seafood. He carries an epipen which we will be taking overseas with us. We are going to both France and Italy. Any recommendations in advising restaurants of his allergy? We've never had an issue in Australia, a lot of places just advise that they can't 'guarantee' which we understand but we just notify them so they are extra mindful.

Is this request something we might get funny looks over?

Should we carry something written down in the translated language? Or better yet, learn how to say it in French or Italian?


Perpignan, France
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1. Re: Allergy to seafood..

You won't get funny looks, lots of people in Europe are allergic to seafood :-)

Just say (or write down on a little card) : mon mari est allergique aux fruits de mer.

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2. Re: Allergy to seafood..

Are you familiar with the French words for individual seafood - prawns etc.? They might come in useful if items are listed individually on a menu.

Crabe = crab

Langoustines = crayfish

Crevettes = shrimps

Crevettes rose = prawns

Moules = mussels

Huitres = oysters

Homard = lobster

Coques = cockles

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3. Re: Allergy to seafood..

This company prints professionally-translated cards approved by medical professionals for use while traveling:


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