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Knowing what to avoid after an alpha gal diagnosis is key to living you best life. Here is a basic list of foods to avoid:

  • Beef
  • Beef stock or broth (caution with chicken broth; (“natural flavoring” can be mammal sourced)
  • Bison
  • Buffalo
  • Brown gravy (made with beef broth)
  • Gelatin-when made from byproducts of meat and leather industry
  • Certain vaccines (see Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia educational material)
  • Gummy Candies (unless VEGAN)
  • Some ice cream and yogurt
  • Gelatin Desserts
  • Marshmallows
  • Altoids brand mints
  • Gelatin Capsules (vitamins, supplements, and RX meds in gelatin capsules)
  • Medications that contain pre-gelatinized starch
  • Goat
  • Lamb
  • Lard (some refried beans contain lard)
  • Pork
  • Venison
  • tic-tacs *some have pork derivatives in them

Avoid contact in a few extreme cases:

  • Lanolin (sheep)
  • Leather (shoes, couches, coats)
  • pets/animal contact/inhalation can trigger cough


  • Chicken
  • Turkey
  • other birds
  • Fish