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Beef Allergy

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Beef Allergies?

Definition:

A beef allergy is due to an immune system reaction after contact with and/or ingestion of beef or beef products.

Can I eat other "red" meats?

Scientists have found some cross reactivity with lamb, venison, pork and sheep meats as well as milk.

What foods are safe?

Poultry, such as chicken and turkey, have not been found to be cross reactive. Eggs, beans, and fish are additional good sources of protein to replace red meats.

If you suspect you have food allergies, see your doctor or allergist for testing and diagnosis. Knowing what foods to avoid and carrying emergency medicine like epinephrine, if needed, can save your life if you have a serious allergy.

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