In the United States, only 8 foods are responsible for 90% of food allergies today. These are:
Current law requires all products regulated by the FDA to list any of the above words in plain text on food labeling if the product contains any of these ingredients or ingredients derived from these foods.
This is a huge benefit to food allergic families as often more than one allergy exist, and long lists of unfamiliar ingredients are difficult to keep track of.
All recipes and products promoted on the Allergy Cookie website are free of all of the top 8 food allergens (with the exception of coconut*), making it one of the most hypoallergenic food websites around. To learn more about baking and cooking without these allergens, browse our recipe database or visit our Kitchen Science page.
*For some reason that nobody really knows, the FDA requires coconut to be clearly labeled in foods as part of the tree nut category, even though coconut is a fruit (or drupe), not a nut. Many people with tree nut allergies can safely eat coconut. Talk with your doctor if you are unsure about whether or not coconut is safe for you.