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Food Allergies: Names for Common Allergens
Food labels tell you what ingredients are in a food. Look for the name of your allergen in the ingredient list, such as buttermilk if you are allergic to milk. You may see an unusual name such as "lecithin" followed by the common name (soy). Also look for a "contains" statement, such as "Contains Wheat, Milk, and Soy."
The following table provides terms you may see on a food label for common allergens and foods that may contain the allergen.
|Allergen||Other names/ingredients||Sometimes found in:|
|Milk, cow's milk protein|| |
|Tree nuts|| |
|Primary Medical Reviewer||Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||Rohit K Katial, MD - Allergy and Immunology|
|Last Revised||March 23, 2011|
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