February 2000 Issue

When Salmon and Milk Don't Mix

Eating fish is not something a person with milk allergy normally needs to worry about. That is, unless it's fish processed with the milk protein casein. Dutch researchers recently reported a case of a woman with milk allergy who experienced a severe allergic reaction after eating a slice of vacuum-packed salmon on a slice of bread. It turned out the fish was "restructured," that is, made from smaller pieces of fish held together

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