Many of the common allergens appear in food products. Always read the ingredients on a product label to be sure they don’t contain a substance you are allergic or sensitive to. However, sometimes complete ingredients are not available. Use the lists in this section as a general guide to foods most likely to contain one of the five most common food allergens. Click on the substance below to see a list of foods likely to contain that substance.
A major portion of this list comes from Doris J. Rapp, M.D., Is This Your Child? William Morrow, New York, 1991.