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Food Allergies

The Allergy Foundation of America estimates that about 22 million Americans (1 in 10) suffer from some form of allergy. Food allergies account for a relatively small portion of all allergies, but may still be life threatening and must be taken seriously.

Some people are only mildly sensitive and can eat a particular food for several days before symptoms develop, whereas others have violent reactions within minutes after ingesting only tiny traces of the offending substance. Physical or emotional stress can increase the severity of the allergic reactions.

By informing our office, we can help you recognize which of our recipes contain the foods you should not be eating. Our recipes are diverse and may contain ingredients your body is not accustomed to digesting. If allergic reactions occur, you should seek a physician's advice. Many food allergies are not life threatening, but some can be. If you are allergic to a certain food or foods, even if you consider it to be a minor allergy, please contact Culinary Services at (513)529-3040 and let us know so we can get you the information needed to safely plan your meals!

Peanut and Tree Nut Free Recipes
Fish and Shellfish Free Recipes
Dairy Free Recipes
Egg Free Recipes
Soy Free Recipes



Food Intolerances

Most adverse reactions to foods are sensitivities or intolerances, not true allergies. Symptoms of food sensitivities can be immediate or delayed and often manifest as gastrointestinal problems, such as belching, bloating, gas and diarrhea. A food intolerance can exhibit some of the same symptoms; however, the cause of an intolerance is due to the lack of a digestive enzyme or the inability to properly digest a specific food item.

Gluten Free Recipes
Nitrite Free Recipes
Sulfite Free Recipes
MSG Free Recipes

Food Allergy Disclaimer
The Demske Culinary Support Center makes every attempt to identify ingredients that may cause allergic reactions for those with food allergies. Every effort is made to instruct our food production staff on the severity of food allergies; however, there is always a risk of contamination. There is also a possibility that manufacturers of the commercial foods we use could change the formulation at any time, without notice. Customers concerned with food allergies need to be aware of this risk. Miami University Culinary Support Center will not assume any liability for adverse reactions to foods consumed, or items one may come in contact with while eating at any University establishments. Students with food allergies are encouraged to contact Culinary Services (513-529-3040) for additional information and/or support.