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Nut allergy labelling in supermarkets

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Nut allergy labelling in supermarkets

Hello i was wondering if anyone could help me, im going to cyprus next week and have a severe nut allergy, im going to a self catering villa and will be buying the food from supermarkets.

I would like to know if the labelling on food is written in english, normally in england products will say on them, may contain traces of nuts, will there be a similar thing in cyprus?

And also which supermarket would be the best to go to when i am staying in Ayia Thekla with a car at my disposal?

Thanks

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1. Re: Nut allergy labelling in supermarkets

some stuff is packaged just like it is in UK, some is all in Greek, wasn't looking for warning labels so couldn't tell you if they existed.

Here is some shoping we got from the supermarket !

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2. Re: Nut allergy labelling in supermarkets

Hi, from Ayia Thekla there are a few large supermarkets in Paralimni. Carfour & Orphanides are very large and have a lot of choice & you will see familiar products there. A lot of them will have english labels too. I have also heard there is a new shop opened in Paralimni specialising in English produce but I'm not sure where it is.Does anyone else know? If you have specific dietery requirements and perhaps prefer wholefoods rather than the supermarkets, if you want to go further there is a fabulous organic supermarket opposite Carfour in Larnaca.

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3. Re: Nut allergy labelling in supermarkets

Nut allergy does not seem to be much of a problem here and I suggest you will have to be very cautious as nuts and sesame (which I understand can sometimes be a problem) are widespread in the Cypriot diet. Anything from a delicatessen, bakery or restaurant must be suspect due to the proximity of nut products.

Much of the soft packaged items such as meat etc are locally produced and I have not noticed much in the way of allergy labels.

Items in more substantial packaging such as tins can come from anywhere, a quick look in the cupboard found USA, UK, EU (non-specific), Italy, South Africa, Malaysia, Cyprus and Greece and that was only the first few products.

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4. Re: Nut allergy labelling in supermarkets

Although labelling is not as careful here as the UK, if you stick to imported produce from the big supermarkets (Orphanides, Carrefour) you should be able to find things with labels in English, sometimes though they stick the Greek label directly over the original one in which case you may have to ask for assistance. As Fred says you should take care with locally produced food from bakeries etc as there is not usually any labelling and nuts are used quite a lot, take care too in restaurants because it is unlikely that the menu will mention whether dishes contain nuts so again you would need to ask and make sure the staff realise that you have an allergy

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