Top 8 Allergens

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Hy-Vee Dietitians

When someone has a food allergy it means they are allergic to the proteins in a certain food. When they eat that food they may get a skin rash, experience an upset stomach, have a persistent cough, or in serious cases experience anaphylaxis – which can cause your body to go into shock and make it difficult to breathe. Food allergies are very serious so even if you yourself do not have a food allergy it is important to keep our friends with food allergies safe, too!

  • Eggs
  • Milk
  • Wheat
  • Soy
  • Tree Nuts
  • Peanuts
  • Fish
  • Shellfish

A person can be allergic to any food, but 90% of allergic reactions are in response to these top 8 food allergens.