Common Food Allergens

Egg allergy
Eggs are a common childhood allergy, and many children who have egg allergies grow out of them by age three. For some, however, a severe egg allergy can be a life-long condition.
Milk allergy
Approximately four percent of infants in North America are allergic to milk. Fortunately for many of these infants the allergy will disappear within three years.
Mustard allergy
People with mustard seed protein allergies should be careful when consuming the seeds and sprouted seeds from plants in the Brassicaceae family.
Peanut allergy
Peanut allergies are so common and serious that many schools and childcare facilities now ban peanuts from their premises.
Seafood allergy: fish, crustaceans, shellfish
Seafood allergies are considered lifelong. It is very unlikely that a person will outgrow a seafood allergy. Crustacean and shellfish allergies are rare among young children.
Sesame seed allergy
Sesame allergies are on the rise and reactions tend to be severe. In many cases full-blown anaphylaxis is experienced from eating sesame products.
Soy allergy
A soy allergy is common in infants, and for most children, a soy allergy will disappear within a few years. A severe soy allergy can be a lifelong condition.
Sulphite allergy
Sulphites are a food additive used to preserve and maintain food colour and shelf life. They occur naturally in some foods and the human body and are safe for most people to eat.
Tree nut allergy
Tree nuts include almonds, Brazil nuts, cashews, hazelnuts, macadamia nuts, pecans, pine nuts (pignolias), pistachio nuts and walnuts.
Wheat allergy
Wheat is North America’s predominant grain product, which can make managing a wheat allergy very challenging.