are understood to be:

  • Cephalopods: squids, cuttlefish, etc;
  • Belly molluscs: snails, escargots, winkles, etc;
  • Bivalves: cockles, mussels, oysters, etc.

Examples of ingredients and products which contain or may contain molluscs 

  • oyster sauce;
  • paella;
  • Bouillabaisse (French soup);
  • oriental dishes;


  • seafood;
  • dishes with calamari (deep-fried squid rings).

range from itching and swelling in the mouth and throat to life-threatening reactions. Symptoms mainly occur within 1 hour after consumption. Most common are hives. But other have also been reported: skin complaints, intestinal, respiratory and eye complaints.

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