Posted December 9th, 2006, 12:42 PM
Cruise Lines learned long ago that many Americans are allergic to most foods that the rest of the world eats every day.
Every sailing we receive long lists of food allergies with hundreds of names on each one.
The current fashionable allergy is gluten. Last week we had over 600 passengers who had to have gluten free diets.
Most CruiseLines - including Celebrity - gave up using MSG a long time ago. But you should be aware that MSG exists naturally in high concentrations in fresh fish, seaweed, tomatoes, parmesan cheese, and many types of mushrooms.
Thx everyone for your helpful comments...
Jim, I am not American nor do I have 'fashionable' fads on foods...
In fact I have only recently realised what causes my vomiting, headaches, and other symptoms I am too polite to mention! But believe me, this reaction is nothing to do with a trend!!!!! So chill out, I only asked a question....
BTW - My sister is a Coeliac and it is a very serious illness and not to be taken lightly!
Thx again to everyone