Food Allergies

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Food Allergies in i3 Detroit

Since we do potluck and other activities where food is brought and shared, a few have discussed food allergies. Current policy is that no food is forbidden from bringing to the space. However, for ease of some of the members, when labeling food for group consumption, please include the following allergies below. Keep in mind that most food allergies react even in the smallest concentration so if any amount is in the food, even by using a shared, not cleaned, dish, please label.


Federal law requires companies to label foods containing the following common allergens: milk, eggs, fish, Crustacean shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, soybeans, and sesame. While the law doesn't apply to private potluck-style gatherings it's a good idea to use that list as a minimum starting point.

Allergies Common sources More Info
Beef Ground Beef, Steak, basically if it comes from a cow Cows?
Gluten Wheat, Rye, or barley anything Actually easiest way to tell if you are unsure is to google "Is ??? gluten free?" We have members with celiac disease, even a tiny amount of gluten could put them in the hospital.
Dairy Milk, cheese, and yogurt products From Cows but not meat?
Oranges Oranges or the juice Its a fruit

We have a member with a known orange allergy

Grapefruit Grapefruits or the juice Its also a fruit. Some medications interact poorly with it
Red Dye Check packaged food, very common in snacks and sweets Red Dye Allergy
Shellfish crustaceans and mollusks, such as shrimp, crab, lobster, squid, oysters, scallops and others. (If it comes from the ocean and isn't a fish) Mayo Clinic Shellfish Allergy