Food Allergies..tartare sauce

@lilaclady (28236)
Australia
September 7, 2008 5:44pm CST
I went to a restaurant with some friends last night and one of them got a rather terrible reaction to what we think was the tartare sauce, this person has never had such an allergy before, has anyone elsr heard of tartare sauce causing bad reactions...it was quite scary...
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@sedel1027 (17851)
• United States
7 Sep 08
I haven't heard of anyone being allergic to tartar sauce, but people are allergic to all kinds of things. Isn't tartar sauce just mayo, onion, lemon juice and pickles?
@lilaclady (28236)
• Australia
7 Sep 08
We talked to the restaurant owner and he seems to think it was the capers in it...
@sedel1027 (17851)
• United States
7 Sep 08
Capers? Who put capers in tartar sauce? Ew. I wouldn't eat that.
@villageanne (8554)
• United States
7 Sep 08
Is there a chance that it was the MSG in the tartar sauce. My entire family are allergic to MSG Monosodium Glutamate. If I have anything with MSG in it, I will be in the ER within the hour. Allergies to foods and additives are a funny thing. You can develope an allergy all at once. YOu do not have to be alleric to it from birth. I hope your friend finds out what it was she was allergic too because allergies to food can kill you.
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@lilaclady (28236)
• Australia
7 Sep 08
The owner of the restaurant thought it may have been the capers in it but I just looked on the net and there is a bit about allergy warning with tatare sauce...
@djoyce71 (2512)
• Philippines
7 Sep 08
I've never tried tartare sauce as condiment for my fried food. I guess it was the egg that caused the allergy of your friend. I read that some people are allergic to eggs and this sauce have eggs in it. It said that it's life threatening if they consume this product.
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@winterose (39897)
• Canada
8 Sep 08
no I have never heard of that before, maybe the mayanaise was no good, or something else? Maybe it wasn't the tartar sauce but something else on the plate as well.
@elemental69 (1562)
• Ireland
8 Sep 08
It was probably a reaction to whatever they made the sauce with. Your friend could have been alergic to gerkins, or capers or an other ingredient the restaurant used in making it... I hope your friend is well again. :-)
@ellie333 (21018)
8 Sep 08
Hi Lilaclady, I have never heard of tartare sauce gving an allegic reaction but it may have been an ingredient that particular restaurant put in. If no one else had fish, could if have been the fish? I do hope your friend is alright. I can't eat raw onion in anything as it gives me a headache. Ellie :D
@moondancer (7433)
• United States
8 Sep 08
Not to tartar sauce. It may have been something that was in it, like the picles, mayo, which is made from eggs or something else. I hope your friend is alright now.
7 Sep 08
Hi lilaclady, No I haven't heard of anyone that is allergic to tartare sauce before but I have heard of prawns giving someone getting a allergic reation to it. Tamara
• Canada
7 Sep 08
Never happened to me or anyone I know, before. Does this person have an allergy to dairy, or maybe something else that the sauce might have contained? A good idea would be to go to the restaurant, and get a list of ingredients so your friend will know exactly what was in that sauce, so that the source of the alergy may be discovered.