Allergen & Gluten-Free Campus

What’s on the “allergy-free” menu?

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Milk, peanuts, tree nuts, soybeans, fish, crustaceans, wheat and eggs—these are the top or “big” eight allergens recognized by the FDA in the US. While there are more than 170 foods that have been reported to cause allergic reactions, these eight foods cause 90% of the food allergic reactions among the 15 million Americans living […]

Allergy Free Foods

What’s up with “May Contain” Statements?

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“May contain…” “May contain traces of…” “Manufactured in a facility that processes…” “Made on shared equipment with…” You’ve probably seen them before. These are precautionary allergen labeling statements commonly found on packaged foods. While for the majority of Americans it may be no big deal, these statements can be confusing and stressful for individuals managing […]