Allergy to invertebrates, eg. prawns, lobster, crabs affects about 1 percent of the population. It tends to be life-long and is more common in adults than children.
Some people can be allergic to molluscs such as snails, squid, scallops, clams, oysters or mussels.
For more information and a PDF of the card see allergyfacts.org.au/allergy-anaphylaxis/food-allergens/shellfish
Content created July 2019