What are the most common food allergies?

25 February 2019

There are numerous types of allergies, but some are more common than others. When discussing ‘common food allergens’, there are a few that are always towards the top of the list.

The eight most common food allergies are:

  • Milk
  • Eggs
  • Shellfish
  • Fish
  • Tree nuts
  • Peanuts
  • Wheat
  • Soya

If you have a child who is heading to preschool, programs, school, or even to their friend’s birthday parties, it is important to be aware of the common allergens they may encounter. This helps you to make sure your child, your family, and others stay as safe as possible. Many schools, camps, and childcare services will send specific warnings out when they know a child is enrolled in a classroom or activity with a severe allergy. 

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Baden Russell Petigrow

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