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How to Read a Label for Soy Allergy
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Effective January 1, 2006, foods covered by the FDA labeling laws that contain soy must be labeled in plain English to declare that it “contains soy.” 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 soy 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 FDA has exempted soy oil from being labeled as an allergen.
The following ingredients found on a label indicate the presence of soy protein. All labels should be read carefully before consuming a product, even if it has been used safely in the past.
|Edamame (soybeans in pods)
Hydrolyzed soy protein
Kyodofu (freeze dried tofu)
Okara (soy pulp)
Soy nut butter
Soy protein, soy protein concentrate, soy protein isolate
Textured soy flour (TSF)
Textured soy protein (TSP)
Textured vegetable protein (TVP)
Yuba (bean curd)
May Contain Soy:
Hydrolyzed vegetable protein (HVP)
Should be Safe:Soy oil
Vegetable oil derived from soy
These soy derivatives should be safe for most soy-allergic individuals.
Soy 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 soy. To access all of our great allergen-free recipes, sign up for a Family Membership.
|Fruity Chicken & Rice Salad
Fresh Fruit Cobbler
Milk-Free, Egg-Free, Soy-Free Rice Nog
Milk-Free, Soy-Free Hot Chocolate
Vegan Chocolate Chip
(Free of Top 8 Allergens)
This recipe is for Family Members only.
Approved by KFA's Medical Advisory Team February 2007. Revised August 2008 and October 2009.