How to identify unfamiliar names for food allergens

Hidden ingredients

If you are managing a food allergy in your home, it’s best to have a short list readily available when you are grocery shopping or ordering food products.

The eight most popular allergens have to be identified on food products, according to the Food and Drug Administration. But they sometimes lurk in unfamiliar names. Here are the names that these allergies might be identified as.

Reviewed by Dr. Sara Connolly, April 2019

References

  1. Food Allergies.
  2. The Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network.
  3. Sicherer S. Food Allergies: A Complete Guide to Eating When Your Life Depends on It.
  4. Joneja JV. The Health Professional’s Guide to Food Allergies and Intolerances.

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