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Hidden Fruits, Vegetables

Allergen Where It Hides Alternate Names Fruits, Vegetables (Oral allergy syndrome or IgE-mediated allergy) flavorings and spices colorings salads (may contain raw fruit or vegetables) spreads yogurts natural rubber latex (latex-fruit syndrome links fruits and vegetables to latex, a serious allergen) flavoring, natural/artificial flavoring color, natural/artificial color   Sources: -ImmunoCAP -Canadian Food Inspection Agency

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Hidden Shellfish and Fish

Allergen Where It Hides Alternate Names Shellfish and Fish ethnic foods: fried rice, paella, spring rolls, sushi (California rolls) caponata (Sicilian relish) gelatin, marshmallows pizza toppings salad dressings sauces, for example, marinara, Nuoc Mâm, steak and Worcestershire spreads, for example, taramasalata (fish) deli meats, hot dogs (from gelatin) compost or fertilizers lip balm/gloss pet food […]

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Hidden Milk and Egg

Allergen Where It Hides Alternate Names Eggs baked goods, e.g. cookies, cakes challah and gluten-free bread crackers fat replacers (e.g. Simplesse) meat products with fillers like meatballs or meatloaf nougats, marzipan candy pasta (fresh but also some dried pasta “may contain” eggs) quiche, soufflé salad dressing, creamy dressings sauces, for example, Béarnaise, hollandaise, Newburg, tartar […]

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Hidden Tree Nut

Allergen Where It Hides Alternate Names Tree Nuts baked goods, crackers cereals granola bars, trail mixes marzipan calisson (marzipan-type candy) Pad Thai satay sauce curry sauces chili and trout amandine gianduja and giandula (chocolate blended with hazelnuts) tree nut oils pralines salad dressings spreads: almond paste, nut butters, chocolate-nut spreads (Nutella) nougat (e.g. torrone) pesto […]

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Hidden Peanut

Allergen Where It Hides Alternate Names Peanuts chocolate/candy bars-barbecue sauces Asian-style dipping sauces (particularly Szechuan) curry sauces egg rolls, spring rolls trail mixes Ice cream (peanut butter flavor or “Reese’s” ice cream) Certain body-care products and makeups use peanut derivatives or peanut oil dog food or biscuits non food: bird seed, bird feeder, ant traps […]

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Managing Shellfish and Fish Allergies

There is no cure for allergies to fish or shellfish, so people who develop allergies to seafood must avoid even small traces of the foods that cause them to react.

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Testing For Food Allergies

One of the biggest challenges for people with food allergies is to figure out exactly what’s causing the problem. North American diets are complex, and on any given day, we might ingest dozens, if not hundreds, of different ingredients. So what’s making your heart race and your skin break out in hives, or giving you […]

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Keeping an Allergy-Friendly Kitchen

You’ve been given the list of foods to avoid and the task of reading the labels on everything in your kitchen. You may be wide-eyed at the task ahead, but with a little preparation (OK, a lot at first), and maybe a few new tools, you’ll soon be able to make safe, nutritious meals for […]

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All About Sesame, Other Seed Allergies

Sesame seed allergy is not one of the most common allergies – but it is on the rise and Health Canada has put it on its “priority allergens” list, implicating it as a culprit in many food allergy reactions. A recent Canadian population survey estimates that .23 per cent of Canadian children have a “probable” […]

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Statistics: Soy and Legume Allergies

Soy allergy is one of the more common allergies in North America, and is on the priority allergen list for both Canada and the United States. However, it’s unclear exactly how many people suffer from the allergy. Peanuts are the most common legume that people will react to, and about 5 per cent of peanut […]

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