When it comes to what we eat allergy is an important subject. But it is also a subject where many of us lack knowledge. In simple terms a food allergy means that an individual gets negative symptoms of varying severity from eating certain foods. Below we have compiled a couple of lists that gives a good overview of what types of food can be considered allergens. Do note that this is a living document and new information can be added in the future as it comes to our attention. Therefor view this as a incomplete but evolving summary.
Foodservo Technologies does not conduct any research into allergens or cross-reactivity. We simply reference established trusted sources and combine these to give you the reader greater insight. All our sources are referenced at the bottom of the page.
In the European union there are laws and regulations around how food allergens need to be displayed on food packaging. This means that the so called 14 allergens must stand out in the content declaration when present in food. Often this means that a allergen will be written in capital bold letters.
There are of course more allergens then these 14 but those do not have legally binding label requirements and thus does not need to be displayed as clinically but can instead be displayed normally in the content declaration. Below you can find these 14 allergens with labeling requirements.
Below we have compiled a list of known allergens from A to Z to give you the reader a good overview of the world of allergens. Please note that we have compiled this list from several sources but that does not mean the list is complete. Partially because research is still being done on the subject but also because we may not have found all available sources out there.