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What food ingredients are linked with eggs?

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If you see these ingredients on food labels, it means the food may contain egg proteins:

  • Albumin
  • Globulin
  • Lecithin
  • Lysozyme
  • Ovalbumin
  • Ovovitellin

SOURCES:

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: "Egg Allergy."

Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network: "Eggs."

Food Allergy Initiative: "Egg Allergy."

Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau: “Major Food Allergan Labeling for Wines, Distilled Spirits, and Malt Beverages.”

Vegetarian Resource Group, Vegetarian Journal, January-February 1997.

CDC.

American Academy of Asthma Allergy & Immunology: "Egg Allergy and the Flu Vaccine" and "Soy-Allergic and Egg-Allergic Patients Can Safely Receive Anesthesia."

 

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on August 22, 2020

SOURCES:

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: "Egg Allergy."

Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network: "Eggs."

Food Allergy Initiative: "Egg Allergy."

Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau: “Major Food Allergan Labeling for Wines, Distilled Spirits, and Malt Beverages.”

Vegetarian Resource Group, Vegetarian Journal, January-February 1997.

CDC.

American Academy of Asthma Allergy & Immunology: "Egg Allergy and the Flu Vaccine" and "Soy-Allergic and Egg-Allergic Patients Can Safely Receive Anesthesia."

 

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on August 22, 2020

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