SLIDESHOW – Food Allergies

Peanut Allergy

Peanut allergies are so common and serious that many schools and childcare facilities now ban peanuts from their premises.

Tree Nut Allergy

Tree nuts include almonds, Brazil nuts, cashews, hazelnuts, macadamia nuts, pecans, pine nuts (pignolias), pistachio nuts and walnuts.

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.

Wheat Allergy

Wheat is North America’s predominant grain product, which can make managing a wheat allergy very challenging.

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.

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

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.