People with shellfish allergies are generally allergic to either mollusks (hinged shells) or custraceans (jointed, multi-part shells), rarely to both. However, because of the risk of cross-contamination, it may be wise to avoid all seafood.
Examples of mollusks include:
- Snails (escargot)
- Squid (calamari)
Examples of crustaceans include:
Foods usually made with shellfish include:
- Frito misto
- Fruits de mer (French for seafood)