Fact sheetDiet specifications

Published on 1 Jul 2015

Allergy diet - no tomato (strict)

This document is part of the ACI Diet Specifications for Adult Inpatients. It is not to be used for patient education.


To provide a diet that strictly excludes all tomato.


Avoids all foods containing tomato; including fresh, tinned, concentrated paste or dried e.g. tomato powder.


Allergy, intolerance or dislike to tomato.

Nutritional adequacy

Nutritionally adequate.


  • It is not possible to provide a full list of all permitted commercial products; the following are general guidelines only.
  • Care should be taken to read all product ingredient lists to look for tomato or derivatives as ingredients.
  • This diet removes tomato only, it is not recommended to use this diet for patients with latex allergy or glutamate intolerance unless it has been assessed as suitable by a dietitian.


Suitable for use in paediatrics when combined with an age-appropriate diet.

Specific menu planning guidelines

Allowed Not allowed
Hot main dishesAll others

Dishes made with fresh, tinned or dried tomato or tomato paste

Baked beans

Sauces, gravies All others Tomato or tomato-based sauce
Starchy vegetables / pasta / riceAll othersStarch-based dishes containing tomato
VegetablesAll othersTomato or dishes with added tomato paste/powder
Soups All others - check labels Tomato soups or soups containing tomato ingredients
Sandwiches All others


Salads, dressings

All other salad ingredients

All other salad dressings


Salad dressings with tomato ingredients

Breads, cereals All others Tomato-flavoured savoury breads
Spreads All -
Hot breakfast choices All others

Grilled tomato or items containing tomato (baked beans, spaghetti, Spanish omelette)

Fruit All othersTomato
Yoghurt All-
Desserts All -
Milk and cheese All -
BeveragesAll othersTomato juice, or vegetable juice containing tomato
Biscuits All othersBiscuits with tomato derivatives e.g. some flavoured crackers

Salt and pepper



Sugar, sweetner

Chutneys and pickles including tomato


  1. Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Allergy Unit. RPAH Elimination diet handbook. Sydney: RPAH; 2010.
  2. Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA). Food intolerance information for patients, carers and consumers (2014). [accessed 20 July 2015]
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