K-State Extension Food Safety
Food Allergies

A food allergy, or hypersensitivity, is an abnormal response to a food triggered by the immune system.  Only about 1.5 percent of adults and up to 6 percent of children younger than 3 years in the United States--about 4 million people--have a true food allergy, according to researchers who have examined the prevalence of food allergies. The web sites below will help inform you about food allergies.


Videos About Food Allergies

Food Safety Education Month 2013

ALLERGENS: Avoid a Reaction by Taking Action




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The Big Eight

The most common foods that affect 90 percent of the people with food allergies are:

  • Peanuts
  • Dairy products
  • Eggs
  • Tree Nuts
  • Soy products
  • Fish
  • Shellfish
  • Wheat