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- From: Abu Dhabi
- Registered: 2011-07-01
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Food Allergies in UAE?
I am looking at opportunities to come work in Abu Dhabi, but I have concerns about food allergies.
My son has a severe nut allergy and I was wondering if there is an awareness of nut allergies in the UAE.
Are nut allergies as prevalent in the UAE as they seem to be here in the States?
Do restaurants post ingredients that may cause allergic reactions (peanuts/treenuts/cocoa nuts)?
Is peanut oil, or any other “nut” oil, used frequently for cooking?
Do folks understand about cross contamination from serving utensils?
Are the pre-packaged foods labeled with allergy information?
I know this may seem like an odd line of questioning, but I don’t know the local diets or if there are food packaging laws/regulations in the UAE.