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Reading Labels for Allergens

Food Shopping for the allergic consumer can be incredibly time consuming.
Ingredient statements and " may contain" warnings must be carefully scanned.
It's always a good idea to check even familiar products in case the ingredients have changed. If the product packaging has changed recently you definitely want to check that the ingredients are still safe.

Be sure to check skin products as well. Cosmetics, lotions, and shampoos can all have allergenic ingredients.

How to Read a Label - this is a fantastic guide to reading labels from FAAN. The guide includes specific instructions for checking for the most common allergens (peanut, tree nut, milk, egg, wheat, and soy)

Understanding Food Labels (booklet put out by FAAN-for purchase)
this inexpensive booklet

How to Read a Label Cards (accordion cards with  the 8 most common allergens put out by FAAN- for purchase). Be sure to slip these into your purse before heading out to the store.

Grocery Shopping When You Have Food Allergies- essential reading from
Includes complete allergen avoidance lists(allergenic ingredients to avoid) and tips for purchasing safe foods.

Food Allergies Translation Card- an important resource for reading labels in other languages from

Kosher Labeling
Kosher Patients have an advantage in managing food allergies an interesting article from Dr. Paul Ehrlich
Kosher Labeling- Dairy Allergies a must read from
Is Pareve Really Pareve? a great article from the CRC
Kashruth and Allergens informative article fro the OU.

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