Failsafe shopping list

in alphabetic order within 9 supermarket categories

Always read labels: ingredients change!

  • This list updates those in any of the Fed Up books and the Failsafe Cookbook. We try to make sure the products below are failsafe
  • Mention here is not an endorsement of any particular food or company, nor, obviously, is there any fee paid or collected. It’s here to help you.
  • Please do not use this information as a means of starting failsafe eating until you have read any one of Sue Dengate's books or seen a dietitian.
  • For recent changes and new failsafe products check the latest Failsafe Newsletter. You can subscribe to our free newsletters (email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with ‘subscribe’ in the subject line).

In the list below, you can eat anything that doesn’t have a bold warning in the paragraph.

For regions and countries outside Australia, your local failsafe group may have a shopping list e.g.

  • Norfolk Island shopping list (2009).
  • NZ shopping list, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • UK shopping list (2007)
  • USA shopping list recently updated – thanks Moni. (2010)

Warning ingredients may vary in the different packs of the same product e,g, Pampas frozen puff pastry in sheets is preservative-free but dispenser rolls contain preservatives; Crisco sunflower oil in large packs such as 15L contains synthetic antioxidant (320, BHA) but is BHA-free in smaller containers.

Mistakes it is important to stick strictly to your supervised elimination diet – 2 mistakes per week or a daily small mistake can be enough to stop the diet from working.

Reader report: I am about to embark on the strict elimination diet for the 3rd time, but I am trying to pinpoint what went wrong the 2nd time round - was consistently bloating but not as severely as normal - versus the 1st time round when I felt fantastic. Using your salicylate and amine mistakes information sheets and the product updates on the fed up site, I have so far picked up the following errors: Coles Pears in Syrup snackpacks (contained pear juice), Simply Wize Crusty Bread (maize flour), Dovedale Rice & Chia Bread (Chia seeds), and the wrong Cenovis multivitamin (Once Daily Women's Multi, contains evening primrose oil). Thanks for all of your help and detailed knowledge, I think I would have been doing many more things wrong in the diet without having the fed up site to look at. - Belinda, by email

You are welcome to contribute to this page - please email me on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and let me know if you want your name to appear as well. My mailing address is PO Box 718 WOOLGOOLGA NSW 2456 Australia.

 

Short shopping list

 

Fresh fruit and veg

Bakery and gluten-free

Dairy and non-dairy

Meat, poultry, seafood, eggs

Pantry

Freezer

Personal

Cleaning

General

 

 

 

Fresh fruit and veg

 

 

 

Bakery and gluten-free

 

 

 

 

Dairy and non-dairy

 

 

 

Meat, poultry, seafood, eggs

 

 

Pantry

 

 

Freezer

 

 

Personal

 

 

Cleaning

 

 

General