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Monday, June 27, 2005

Food Sensitivities Translation Cards

Traveling is always a problem for those with lactose intolerance or other food issues, and traveling in countries where you don't speak the language is even worse.

Here are two websites that provide cards pre-printed with translations of the questions you want to ask and the products you want to avoid.

  • SelectWisely provides a number of different cards, including Lactose Intolerance, Food Allergy , Vegetarian, AND Gluten-Free.

    On the Lactose Intolerance card page, you can get a translation from any of more than a dozen languages to any two of those languages. The card translates two statements:
    I am allergic to milk and all milk products (milk, butter, cheese).

    Does this food contain milk or milk products (milk, butter, cheese)?

    The price is $8.95 for two identical laminated cards.

  • A British web firm, , will create custom cards for people with lactose intolerance, milk allergies, celiac disease, or just about any combinations of foods you are sensitive to.

    The cards come standard with the following printed on them:
    I have an allergy/intolerance to:

    And all the derivatives.

    Eating foods, sauces, or garnishes containing these ingredients will make me ill.

    Can you assist me in making my choices from your menu?

    Anywhere from 1 to 8 risk foods can be included on the cards, available in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish.

    The Classic Coeliac cards contain slightly different information.

    Custom Cards cost £7 each or £25 including free delivery for their Europack presenting all five languages in a handy wallet.

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Anonymous said...

I think these services are fantastic, and I wish there was one in Australia.

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