About Food Allergies

Allergens

Although nearly any food is capable of causing an allergic reaction, there are eight foods that cause the majority of reactions. These foods are:

Another common allergen is sesame, which affects hundreds of thousands of Americans.

Tips for Avoiding Your Allergen. The information in this two-page download, also available in Spanish, offers a more in-depth look at each of these common food allergens, and provides guidance for avoiding these ingredients.

Learn about other allergens

Learn about other conditions related to food allergy