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Old 04-13-2007, 11:21 PM   #1
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Here is a surprise...

I just noticed that my latest Wine Kit has a "Finishing Agent" to be used shortly before bottling.

It says that it is derived from SHELLS of shellfish. Would that be a problem for someone that is allergic to shellfish???? I wouldn't think so, but it is still a thought

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Old 04-13-2007, 11:24 PM   #2
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It says that it is derived from SHELLS of shellfish. Would that be a problem for someone that is allergic to shellfish???? I wouldn't think so, but it is still a thought

I actually would think so. Shellfish is a huge allergy that doesn't take much to potentiate. I am not sure, though
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Old 04-13-2007, 11:33 PM   #3
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Funny though there is not any warnings for it though...which seems kind of odd

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I don't know which "agent" you have- I think isinglass is derived from fish. If you are concerned about an allergy, I would not use it. I would think that the shell from shellfish is "iffy". My first husband was allergic to shellfish, and couldn't have hospital tests with iodine. I probably wouldn't chance it.

I should have given him scallops for dinner one night. Would have been cheaper than the divorce.
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There are enough other clarifying agents out there where there's no reason to chance it, IMO.

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Old 04-16-2007, 08:42 PM   #6
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I just got off the phone with Winexperts people up in Canada..eh

They tell me it is perfectly safe. It goes through so many refinements and there is zero proteins left in the product, and that is what causes the allergies.

In fact they tell me that many places are using it in municipal water treatment systems these days..

....So no worries

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otherwise known as chitosan.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chitosan

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otherwise known as chitosan.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chitosan
Thats the stuff
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