The Food Allergy Translation Card will give you peace of mind when consuming meals knowing that others have taken your allergies or special diet seriously. With over 175 food allergies, and 11 special diets including gluten-free (celiac), vegetarian, and kosher, you can be assured that your dietary restrictions will be conveyed in all of our available languages.

Springwise alerted me to this “new” service tonight – too late for my recent holiday. It isn’t a new service, of course, as there have been allergy cards available for a while, but this does seem to have been thought through well. You can customise the cards for your own dietary requirements and linguistic needs; print out cards immediately, rather than waiting for delivery; and you can print as many as you think you might need.

Languages include: Greek, Italian, Spanish, French, German, Polish, Portuguese, Swedish, Danish, Dutch, Czech, Norwegian, Slovenian, Croatian, Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Russian, Turkish and Romanian.

Dietary restrictions include 175 different foodstuffs, some of which I had no idea you could be allergic to. Camel? Vanilla? Learning something new every day keeps your brain alive, I guess.

175 foods in 22 languages should keep you going for a while.

Interestingly, there is no ‘translate this page’ button on the site. You’d think that at least some of their potential customers would not have English as a first language, but would need a card translated into English, and an explanation of the product in their native language. Perhaps this is something for Phase 2.

Nevertheless, this looks like a good service, and I wish them well.