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How to Read a Label for Egg Allergy

October 2009

Egg Allergy Avoidance List
Hidden ingredient names for egg protein

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Effective January 1, 2006, foods covered by the FDA labeling laws that contain egg must be labeled in plain English to declare that it “contains egg.” However, there are many foods and products that are not covered by FDA allergen labeling laws, so it is still important to know how to read a label for egg ingredients.

Products exempt from plain English labeling rules: foods that are not regulated by the FDA, cosmetics and personal care products, prescription and over‐the‐counter medications or supplements, pet food, toys and crafts.

The following ingredients found on a label indicate the presence of egg protein. All labels should be read carefully before consuming a product, even if it has been used safely in the past.

Contain Egg:

Cholesterol free egg substitute (e.g. Eggbeaters®)
Dried egg solids, dried egg
Egg Egg, egg white, egg yolk
Egg wash
Fat substitutes
Meringue, meringue powder
Powdered eggs
Silici albuminate
Whole egg

May Contain Egg:

Artificial flavoring
Natural flavoring

Egg Free Recipes from Safe Eats™

The following free recipes are available for you to preview the quality of our Safe Eats™ Recipes for the avoidance of egg. To access all of our great allergen-free recipes, sign up for a Family Membership.

Egg-Free Pizza Dough

Egg-Free Wacky Cake

Egg-Free Pumpkin Pie

Berry Cake

Egg-free Milk-Free Rice Nog
Egg Free Oatmeal Breakfast Bar
Oatmeal Fruit Breakfast Bars

Compiled by Debra A. Indorato R.D., L.D.N., member of KFA's Medical Advisory Team.
Approved by KFA's Medical Advisory Team January 2006. Revised July 2007 and October 2009.

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