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Top 9 Food Allergens

Some children may have a food allergy that is not part of the top 9 allergens recognized by the FDA. In that case, you must contact the manufacturer directly to understand if the food contains the allergen. A food allergy is a reaction to proteins in food by the body’s immune system. Allergic reactions to food can be mild to severe, depending on the person’s allergy.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recognizes 9 foods as the top allergens most people are allergic to:

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