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Travelers With Food Allergies Can Now Choose From 12 Languages and 37 Foods

Travelers With Food Allergies Can Now Choose From 12 Languages and 37 Foods

SelectWisely. com has expanded its food translation card line to include Chinese, Greek and 10 new problem foods - bringing the total food offerings to 37 and languages to 12.

WAYNE, NJ (PRWEB) September 20, 2004 -

SelectWisely. com has expanded its food translation card line to include Chinese, Greek and 10 new problem foods - bringing the total food offerings to 37 and languages to 12.

“We listen to our customers when it comes to new foods and language offerings”, says Pam Ahlberg, president of SelectWisely. “Many travelers have requested Chinese translations for trips to Hong Kong and Mainland China. They have also identified new problem foods that we were not aware of, such as mushrooms.”

One of the great pleasures of traveling in a foreign country is the opportunity to taste the local cuisine. But for anyone with a food allergy or sensitivity, dining in a foreign country can be an uncertain or, at worst, dangerous proposition. According to the National Institutes of Health between 30 and 50 million Americans have some kind of food allergy, intolerance or sensitivity. Reactions to problem foods range from stomach pain to hives to life-threatening anaphylaxis. For any of these individuals, dining in a foreign-speaking country presents a serious challenge.

SelectWisely offers wallet-sized, laminated translation cards to individuals with food allergies, sensitivities or restrictions traveling in countries where they don't speak the language. By visiting the SelectWisely web site, they can create a customized card specific to their needs.

The translation cards contain sentences in specific languages stating what food or foods an individual needs to avoid. For example, if they plan to visit Italy and are allergic to shellfish, the SelectWisely web tool allows them to specify “Italian” and “shellfish” and order a card with the exact information needed to communicate a shellfish allergy in Italian.

SelectWisely now offers cards in:

· 12 different languages (French, Italian, Spanish, Greek, German, Russian, Polish, 2 forms of Chinese, 2 forms of Portuguese and English)

· 40 different foods (all common allergy foods such as nuts, milk, shellfish, wheat and eggs and as well as less common foods such as pine nuts, mushrooms and peas)

· 6 different card types (single languages and multiple languages/foods per card)

About SelectWisely

Launched in 2004, SelectWisely provides customized food allergy translation cards to people who need help communicating their food preferences while traveling in foreign-speaking countries. For more about the company, complete language and food offerings, ordering instructions and travel information, visit our web site: www. selectwisely. com

Contact Information:

Pamela Ahlberg

SelectWisely

973-347-7477

Http://www. selectwisely. com (http://www. selectwisely. com)
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