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What Are Major Food Allergens?

What Are Major Food Allergens?

There are eight food categories identified as the cause of allergic reactions. These foods account for 90% of food allergic reactions, and are the food sources from which many other ingredients are derived.

These eight foods are identified as:

  • Milk

  • Egg

  • Fish

  • Shellfish

  • Tree Nuts

  • Peanuts

  • Wheat

  • Soybeans

Initially mild symptoms that occur after ingesting a food allergen. If not treated properly or promptly, these symptoms can become more serious in a very short amount of time and could lead to anaphylaxis. For more information on food allergies, check out these resources:

http://www.kidswithfoodallergies.org Download: From Confusion to Confidence-KFA’s starter guide to parenting a child with a food allergy.

http://www.foodallergy.org/ The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN)’s mission is to raise awareness, to provider advocacy and education, and to advance research on behalf of all those affected by food allergies and anaphylaxis.

http://www.fankids.org/ Food allergy and anaphylaxis network, food allergy news for kids. This website focuses of kids learning about food allergies, play games and activities, learn about different project, ask questions and share stories about their food allergies.

http://www.fda.gov/Food/IngredientsPackagingLabeling/FoodAllergens/default.htm This website will help Americans avoid the health risks posed by food allergens, Food Allergen Labeling and consumer Protection Act of 2004 (FALCPA).

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