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Food Allergy Resources: Food Allergens

Food Allergens

Food Allergens


Allergens may be lurking in labels under unfamiliar names. Would you know to search for “Lysozyme” if your child is allergic to eggs? Or “Arachis” if your child is allergic to peanuts? Refer to KFA's avoidance lists when shopping for your food-allergic child. Remember: a product's ingredient list can change without warning, so read all labels carefully before consumption, even if it has been eaten safely in the past.

How to Read a Label for Egg Allergy

Ingredients, such as albumin, can indicate the presence of egg protein. This list of "hidden names" for egg is essential for those diagnosed with egg allergy.

How to Read a Label for Milk Allergy

The listing of any of these ingredients on a label indicates the presence of milk protein and should be avoided by those with milk allergy. Printable cards are included.

How to Read a Label for Peanut Allergy

If these ingredients are found on a label, it indicates the presence of peanut protein and should be avoided by those allergic to peanuts. Printable cards are included.

How to Read a Label for Soy Allergy

If you find any of these ingredients on a label, the product contains soy protein and should be avoided by those allergic to soy. Printable cards are included.

How to Read a Label for Wheat Allergy

If these ingredients are found on a label, it indicates the presence of wheat protein and should be avoided by those with wheat allergy. Common and botanical names for wheat are included. Download and print this wheat ingredient list.

Sesame Allergy Facts

Since sesame is not considered one of the major food allergens at this time, the Food Allergy Labeling and Consumer Protection Act does not include sesame among the foods whose presence in a food product mandates clear labeling.

Tree Nut Allergy Avoidance List

The listing of any of these common or scientific names for tree nuts on a label indicates the presence of tree nuts and should be avoided by those with tree nut allergy.




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Page last updated 01/30/2011

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