Does a an allergic person need to have direct contact with a food to get sick?
Q:If someone is allergic to pickles, and they eat a sandwich that had pickles but someone took the pickles off, can they still get sick? Someone did that at my job and I was just curious.
More Answers to “Does a an allergic person need to have direct contact with a food to get sick?“Yes…..if someone is HIGHLY allergic to something (I am to peanuts) then if the food that they are allergic to comes in contact with a food that they are going to eat….they can get sick…sometimes very sick. That is also why when you read food labels it sometimes says “this food is manufactured in a facility that processes………….” Things can get cross contaminated. Certain individuals cant be near someone who is eating a product that they are allergic to. It depends on the person…but risk’s should never be taken on this matter. It is very serious…some people with food allergies have to carry medicine around with them to be on the safe side
It depends on how sensitive the person is to the substance he/she is allergic to. Sometimes the tiniest bit, like a drop of juice, can set off a reaction. I have a friend who is that sensitive to strawberries. She won’t take anything off a plate that had one strawberry on it for decoration.