Living With Food Allergies

Allergen Avoidance Lists

The FDA food allergen label law requires foods to state if they contain a major food allergen (milk, egg, peanut, tree nut, wheat, soy, sesame, fish, crustacean shellfish). Foods that contain these allergens must say so in plain English. But, there are many foods and products that are not covered by the law, so it is still important to know how to read a label for allergens. Items that may use "hidden" names:

  • Foods that are not regulated by the FDA
  • Cosmetics and personal care products
  • Prescription and over-the-counter medications
  • Pet food, toys and crafts

It is important to read every label, every time. Use our guides to help you find hidden allergens in your products. Small travel-size cards are also available to print.

peanut allergies
Peanut Allergy
tree nut allergy
Tree Nut Allergy
milk allergy
Milk Allergy
Egg Allergy
Egg Allergy
Wheat Allergy
Wheat Allergy
soy allergy
Soy Allergy