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January 11, 2006

Food Allergens Other Names

The new federal labeling law requires manufacturers to more clearly identify ingredients associated with the top eight food allergens. Here is a guide that identifies the other names for these allergens. Remember, this is for educational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice.

Peanuts is also known as: natural and artificial flavoring (yes, we know that isn’t much help).

Egg is also known as: albumin, lysozyme, globulin, ovumucin, vitellin, Simplesse™.

Milk is also known as: calcium, whey, lactose, casein

Fish is also known as: shellfish, agar, carrageenan.

Soy is also known as: guar gum, vegetable protein, lecithin, carob, starch, emulsifiers, flavorings, stabilizers (again, not much help).

Wheat is also known as: gluten, semolina, modified food starch, MSG, vegetable gum.

Tree nuts includes: cashews, almonds, pecans, walnuts, Brazil nuts, hazelnuts, filberts, pine nuts, pistachios, macadamias, natural and artificial flavoring.

source: food allergy network

Posted by David at January 11, 2006 8:35 AM


Great article and great blog. I will read this on the next Allergy News podcast! :) Keep up the good work, and if you'd ever like to submit some audio for the show, please do!


Posted by: Leslea at January 30, 2006 2:36 AM