Top 8 Allergens

8 common allergens make up about 90% of all food allergies. Did you know that 5% of adults and 8% of children have a food allergy? Food allergies are very common, and research says they are only going to continue increasing in prevalence. Federal law requires companies to proclaim if their product(s) contain allergen(s). Check the back of the package under the ingredients it will say, “CONTAINS:…” a certain allergen if it is present.


The current top 8 allergens are:

  • Peanut
  • Tree nut
  • Fish
  • Shellfish
  • Soy
  • Dairy
  • Eggs
  • Wheat

Soon to be 9, with the addition of sesame in January 2023. Interested in finding some allergy friendly recipes? Check out our latest roundup here