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Wordlist for Allergies to Help Cross-border Travellers

by VR Sreeraman on  July 6, 2007 at 2:52 PM Lifestyle News   - G J E 4
Wordlist for Allergies to Help Cross-border Travellers
People going abroad who suffer from food allergies can find help on a website where they can download a wordlist of more than 200 ingredients, from nuts and shellfish to soya and gluten, that have been translated into 30 languages.
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The list, available on (http://www.food-info.net/allergy.htm), can be shown in restaurants when ordering a meal and to compare ingredients on food labels and packagings, say the compilers, from Wageningen University in the Netherlands.

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Most European languages are covered, along with Japanese, Chinese, Arabic, Russian, Bahasa Indonesia and Swahili.

Source: AFP
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