Was Sie tun sollten Lebensmittel-Allergien vermeiden

food-allergy-awarenessEs gibt fast 15 Millionen Amerikaner, die unter Nahrungsmittelallergien leiden. Vermeiden von Nahrungsmittelallergien kann eine schwierige und mühsame Aufgabe sein,. Es gibt viele Lücken in Lebensmitteln Kennzeichnungsvorschriften. Versteckte Allergien in Lebensmitteln macht alles nur noch komplexer und schwieriger für die Kunden den Überblick zu behalten.

Labeling Loopholes.

Kennzeichnung ist von entscheidender Bedeutung bei der Bestimmung, welche Zutaten, die ein Produkt hat. Ohne die richtige Information ist es schwierig für die Nutzer fundierte Entscheidungen zu treffen. The Food Allergen labeling and consumer Protection Act (FALCPA) went into effect in 2006. The FALCPA requires that all food labels to clearly state and identify the when a food contains any of the most common allergens in the US.

The Most Common allergen’s are: Milk, Eggs, Tree Nuts. Wheat. Fish Shellfish, Peanuts and Soybeans.

When a food contains one of these allergens listed above, it will be listed in the ingredients section. The food must also have an allergy declaration statement that says it “contains eggs, wheat and milk”. This good for people that have these allergies, because its clear to understand, welches ist 90% of those with food allergies. However not allergens are covered under FALCPA, for example seed and strawberry allergies are not included.

You may see allergens that are not in the top eight allergies included within the ingredients under different names, such as seasoning or natural flavor. In this case it may help to use some common sense if someone is allergic to strawberries it may not be best to drink, strawberry flavored water even though, the water may not have any strawberries listed under “contains strawberries” but it may be within “natural flavors”. If you know someone with food allergies, it may be best inform them about FALCPA.


There are some common areas that allergens may be hiding. It may not always be in food products. Other products such as cosmetics. Body or facial creams and lotions may also have food allergens hidden within in them.


Below we will list some common areas where food allergens can be.



Baked good often contain milk. Other products that often have milk include:


  • Caramel
  • Chocolate candies
  • Creamy soups
  • Smoothies
  • Prep-processed cappuccinos, Iced coffees.
  • Lunchmeats and hotdogs
  • Artificial butter flavorings
  • Margarine

You should always check the label on these products very carefully. If you are ordering any baked goods and you are allergic to milk, it’s a good idea to ask the server if the the item contains milk or butter. The sever may sometimes need to ask the baker or chef, if she or he is unsure it best to avoid that item to be safe.


Eggs are a very popular baking Ingredient. But unfortunately egg can still be found and egg substitutes. Eggs can also be in some not so obvious foods:

  • Fried rice
  • Ice cream
  • Meatballs
  • Pasta
  • Meatloaf
  • Breaded chicken

Same as with milk, its important to check the ingredient list. If you’re at a restaurant ask your server whether that item has eggs in it.


IF you have a soy allergy, its critical to be extremely careful when ordering Asian cuisine. Mainly because, cross-contamination is of particular concern. There can be lesser know risk of soy being vegetable gum or vegetable broth. Fast food restaurants will often sell food items containing soy protein and soy lecithin


Wheat is often within breaded products. Breadcrumbs and cereals are huge red flags, Anyone with wheat allergies should also be equally careful of soy sauces, gravies, oast, thickeners and starches, such as vegetable starch, and gelatinized Starches.


You should ask your doctor if you can eat mollusk. Mollusk wird nicht angezeigt auf FALCPA werden, da sie nicht benötigt werden,. Shellfish can be present in fish stock and soup and broth based foods. Shellfish may also be in glucosamine and seafood flavorings and seasonings. Es ist eine gute Idee, die Sie Server fragen, ob das gleiche Öl verwendet wird, Schalentiere wie andere Lebensmittel im Restaurant zu kochen. Wenn die gleichen Öle verwendet werden,, you should consider eating a menu option that’s not cooked in shellfish contaminated oil.

Tree Nuts

Es gibt viele Gerichte und Lebensmittel mit Nüssen. Diese können Nusspaste sein, nut extracts, nut oils, pesto dishes and even vegan foods. These foods will often have mixed nuts and tree nuts will be in them. Coconut, although it is not tree nut, many people also have an allergy to coconut. aber, it is rare.


There are many foods that can contain peanuts, such as ethnic dishes, afrikanisch, middle and South American dishes and Asian meals. In manchen Fällen, enchiladas may have peanuts in them and egg roles and pad Thai as well.

In cases where you eat peanut-free nut butter, made from sunflower seed butter, you should confirm that the manufacturer did not process other nut with the same equipment. There may be cases where chocolate shows cross-contamination from chocolate containing peanuts or residue from peanuts on the same equipment.


Fish, similar to shellfish can be found and many things that are seafood products, such as pizza, Salate, even burgers and in many Asian dishes. Fish sauce is often incorporate along with seasoning. The key factor in fish is the omega-3s any products with it in it is cause for concern. Es ist auch eine gute Idee, mit Ihrem Arzt zu sehen, ob Sie einen rund um die Küche Fisch sein können. Manche Menschen können eine Reaktion haben, indem einfach der Dampf freigesetzt Kochen ausgesetzt werden.

Was du machen solltest

It’s good practice to learn the laws about food labeling because it only covers eight foods. Es hat mit anderen Lebensmitteln Anstieg Vorfälle wie Sesam, aber es ist noch nicht im Preis inbegriffen.

Wenn in jedem Fall, dass Sie sich auf ein Allergen ausgesetzt zu finden, ist es wichtig, was und zu verstehen, die Zeichen zu wissen:

  • Übelkeit
  • Vomiting
  • Enge in der Brust
  • Atembeschwerden

You should know the risk and be vigilant when eating foods, to ensure you are not taking any unnecessary risk.

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