The Food Allergy Card

Eating out is part of the experience while abroad on holiday. For those who are allergic to various foods it immediately becomes much more difficult to buy or order safe food and concentrate on the most important – to relax and enjoy the holiday.

To make this part of holidays easier the Swedish Asthma and Allergy Association has developed a travel card for food allergy patients, translated into 30 different languages. The card offers the opportunity for members to personalize their card according to their own food allergies.

How does it work?
You can get access to the card anywhere in the World as long as you have an Internet Connection. Either print the card and bring it with you in the wallet or show it in the mobile phone. Once a member you get free access to the card and you can print as many cards as you want and translate as many ingredients or food allergies as you want.

We can translate over 140 food ingredients in 30 languages and you choose to/from language on your own. By signing up as a member for only 150 SEK (15 euro), which is the member fee for the first year, you could get access to this card.

Important to notice: for the moment we can only offer the function in Swedish, but we believe it can be managed even though your native language might not be Swedish.

Why a card and who is behind it?
In Sweden, about 15 percent of the adult population and 8 percent of the children are allergic to one or more foods. The food that most commonly causes allergies are milk, egg, fish, shellfish, legumes, fruits and vegetables, nuts, tree nuts, peanuts, seeds and grains.

Many with food allergies have sometime felt the frustration of not being understood or taken seriously when eating out. For many years now we have noticed the need of communicate and translate food allergies when eating out on restaurant or a dining Place, whether it is at home or abroad on holiday or on a business travel.

The Swedish Asthma and Allergy Association is a non-profit organization that was founded 1956. We are democratic and member govern and today we have almost 20.000 members in about 100 local groups. We have had this member benefit since 2006 and during 2013-2014 we upgraded the function to this whole new Food Allergy Card.

How do I get access to the Food Allergy Card?
If you are not living in Sweden, send us a mail with your name and address and we will help you become a member and get access to the card:

medlemsregistret@astmaoallergiforbundet.se

Important to notice: for the moment we can only offer the function in Swedish, but we believe it can be managed even though your native language might not be Swedish.

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