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Sharing Some Knowable Information About Shellfish

An allergy is a natural response of the immune system of our body to certain substances that are harmful. The immune system in our body protects against a variety of diseases. An allergy can be caused by various things; in general, it is caused by dust from the air (pollen) or certain substances found in food. The body responds to the allergic items with the formation of antibodies, which play a seminal role in the body to protect against a range of pathogens.


Seafood allergy is a type of food allergy, which is a type of food hypersensitivity. Food hypersensitivity is an umbrella term for hypersensitive reactions to foods. All over the world a number of children suffer from food allergies. It is estimated that cases of food allergies are found in 2-3% of adults and in 5-7% of children for food. Food Hypersensitivity to shellfish is one of the most common food allergies. At 2.0% of the adult population is allergic to seafood for. In children, this percentage is 0.5.



Shellfish are invertebrate animals that live both on marine or freshwater resources. Invertebrate means that these creates are without backbone and/or spinal column. A broad range of seafood products is available:


There are different types of shellfish. Key examples of shellfish:

  • Vannamei White Shrimps.
  • Lobster.
  • Crab.
  • Oysters.
  • Clams.
  • Snails.
  • Mussels.
  • Cuttlefish.
  • Scallops.


The different types of seafood have different origins. Shrimp, for example, are obtained from certain European nations such as Netherlands and Norway and Thailand from Asia. Mussels and edible crab generally are caught from Netherlands. Lobster comes mainly from Scotland, Canada or Scandinavia. Shellfish that come from the Wadden Sea, carry a label. 


The production of seafood goes through different types of businesses. First of all, these animals are caught in fisheries or they are grown in fish farming. Then they traded in the fish trade. Further processing is carried out at fish processing plants.


Some types of seafood are seasonal. These cannot be caught all year. This has to do with the growth of the strain and / or reproduction. Vannamei White Shrimp , Golden Pompano, crabs are genuine seasonal products. Oysters are at the helm of popularity particularly in the months of October, November and December.


The species farmed are less recurrent. Not every shred is suitable for farming. Tropical vannmei white shrimp, crawfish, crabs, and lobsters are species that can be grown.


The label on seafood packaging should essentially feature the following:

  • Species.
  • Country of origin.
  • Whether the animals are bred.
Sharing Some Knowable Information About Shellfish