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The following three dishes are typically found on the menu in a Chinese restaurant. Each dish has a list of ingredients, some of which are common allergens and may cause an allergic reaction in sensitive individuals (see the In the body section for more information on the physical reactions to allergens).

Special fried rice Chinese food interactive

Special Fried Rice

Ingredients:

  • Vegetable oil
  • Garlic
  • Ginger root
  • Spring onions
  • Chinese roast pork
  • Prawns
  • Red pepper
  • Peas
  • Eggs
  • Rice
  • Light soy sauce
  • Oyster sauce
  • Black pepper
  • Sesame oil

The allergenic ingredients in special fried rice are:

  • Crustacea – prawns
  • Soya – in the light soy sauce and in the Chinese roast pork (which contains soy sauce)
  • Wheat – in the light soy sauce and in the Chinese roast pork (which contains soy sauce)
  • Eggs
  • Molluscs – in the oyster sauce
  • Sesame – in the sesame oil
  • Cooking oil can contain a blend of several ingredients, including nuts, peanuts and soya

Sweet and sour prawn balls Chinese food interactive

Special Fried Rice

Ingredients:

  • Cornstarch
  • Sugar
  • Baking powder
  • Ginger powder
  • Oil
  • Flour
  • Baking soda
  • White vinegar
  • Pineapple
  • Green pepper
  • Prawns
  • Soy sauce
  • Tomatoes
  • Onion
  • Salt

The allergenic ingredients in sweet and sour prawn balls are:

  • Crustacea – prawns
  • Wheat – in the flour and soy sauce
  • Soya – in the soy sauce
  • Cooking oil can contain a blend of several ingredients, including nuts, peanuts and soya
  • Baking powder and baking soda may contain bulking agents made from starches such as wheat

Crab and sweetcorn soup Chinese food interactive

Special Fried Rice

Ingredients:

  • Vegetable oil
  • Fresh ginger
  • Crabmeat
  • Fish stock
  • Dry sherry
  • Corn kernels
  • Cornstarch
  • Stock
  • Egg whites
  • Green onions

The allergenic ingredients in crab and sweetcorn soup are:

  • Eggs
  • Crustacea – crab
  • Sulphites – in the sherry
  • Fish stock – typically contains fish, crustacea, molluscs and wheat (in the flour)
  • Cooking oil can be a blend of several ingredients including nuts, peanuts and soya
Find out more

Visit the Food allergy and intolerance section of the FSA's industry and enforcement site: food.gov.uk

See advice for caterers on allergy and intolerance, on the FSA's industry and enforcement site: food.gov.uk

Checklist to be used when carrying out inspections of catering premises (Download this pdf, 0.05mb)

Checklist to be used when carrying out inspections of manufacturing premises (Download this pdf, 0.05mb)

 
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