Ingredients Lists for Food Allergens

The following pics are a couple examples of cut and carry sheets that you can get at Kids Health

They have a lot of good information on food allergies–including these great cut and carry sheets that help you interpret food ingredient labels more effectively.  It’s crazy–but “egg” isn’t always written as egg on ingredient lists.  It’s part of the fun here in the wacky world of food allergies!

Something we’re learning to do is to always read food labels.  Obviously.  And by always–that’s even on packages of food that we’ve read the ingredients on before and determined them to be “safe.”  Manufacturers sometimes change ingredients up.

Here I’ve pictured the cut and carry sheets for milk and egg, but they have them for others!

Hope some of you with food allergies (or kids with food allergies) find these useful.  I know we are!!!



  1. 12 June 2008 at 6:39 pm

    […] admin wrote an interesting post today onHere’s a quick excerptThey have a lot of good information on food allergies–including these great cut and carry sheets that help you interpret food ingredient labels more effectively. It’s crazy–but “egg” isn’t always written as egg on ingredient lists. … […]

  2. anklebiter said,

    15 June 2008 at 10:48 pm

    could you make one for corn?

  3. bren said,

    16 June 2008 at 3:47 pm

    I found this list of ingredients that usually (but not always contain corn):

    I got the list from a site that you may find very useful: Seems if you go to the website you can get a printable list, or go to their forums and get a business-card size list. Hope this helps!

    * Acetic acid
    * Alcohol
    * Alpha tocopherol
    * Artificial flavorings
    * Artificial sweeteners
    * Ascorbates
    * Ascorbic acid
    * Astaxanthin
    * Baking powder
    * Barley malt* (generally OK, but can be contaminated)
    * Bleached flour*
    * Blended sugar (sugaridextrose)
    * Brown sugar* (generally OK if no caramel color)
    * Calcium citrate
    * Calcium fumarate
    * Calcium gluconate
    * Calcium lactate
    * Calcium magnesium acetate (CMA)
    * Calcium stearate
    * Calcium stearoyl lactylate
    * Caramel and caramel color
    * Carbonmethylcellulose sodium
    * Cellulose microcrystalline
    * Cellulose, methyl
    * Cellulose, powdered
    * Cetearyl glucoside
    * Choline chloride
    * Citric acid*
    * Citrus cloud emulsion (CCS)
    * Coco glycerides (cocoglycerides)
    * Confectioners sugar
    * Corn alcohol, corn gluten
    * Corn extract
    * Corn flour
    * Corn oil, corn oil margarine
    * Corn starch
    * Corn sweetener, corn sugar
    * Corn syrup, corn syrup solids
    * Corn, popcorn, cornmeal
    * Cornstarch, cornflour
    * Crosscarmellose sodium
    * Crystalline dextrose
    * Crystalline fructose
    * Cyclodextrin
    * DATUM (a dough conditioner)
    * Decyl glucoside
    * Decyl polyglucose
    * Dextrin
    * Dextrose (also found in IV solutions)
    * Dextrose anything (such as monohydrate or anhydrous)
    * d-Gluconic acid
    * Distilled white vinegar
    * Drying agent
    * Erythorbic acid
    * Erythritol
    * Ethanol
    * Ethocel 20
    * Ethylcellulose
    * Ethylene
    * Ethyl acetate
    * Ethyl alcohol
    * Ethyl lactate
    * Ethyl maltol
    * Fibersol-2
    * Flavorings*
    * Food starch
    * Fructose*
    * Fruit juice concentrate*
    * Fumaric acid
    * Germ/germ meal
    * Gluconate
    * Gluconic acid
    * Glucono delta-lactone
    * Gluconolactone
    * Glucosamine
    * Glucose*
    * Glucose syrup* (also found in IV solutions)
    * Glutamate
    * Gluten
    * Gluten feed/meal
    * Glycerides
    * Glycerin*
    * Glycerol
    * Golden syrup
    * Grits
    * High fructose corn syrup
    * Hominy
    * Honey*
    * Hydrolyzed corn
    * Hydrolyzed corn protein
    * Hydrolyzed vegetable protein

    * Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose
    * Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose pthalate (HPMCP)
    * Inositol
    * Invert syrup or sugar
    * Iodized salt
    * Lactate
    * Lactic acid*
    * Lauryl glucoside
    * Lecithin
    * Linoleic acid
    * Lysine
    * Magnesium fumarate
    * Maize
    * Malic acid
    * Malonic acid
    * Malt syrup from corn
    * Malt, malt extract
    * Maltitol
    * Maltodextrin
    * Maltol
    * Maltose
    * Mannitol
    * Methyl gluceth
    * Methyl glucose
    * Methyl glucoside
    * Methylcellulose
    * Microcrystaline cellulose
    * Modified cellulose gum
    * Modified corn starch
    * Modified food starch
    * Molasses* (corn syrup may be present; know your product)
    * Mono and di glycerides
    * Monosodium glutamate
    * MSG
    * Natural flavorings*
    * Olestra/Olean
    * Polenta
    * Polydextrose
    * Polylactic acid (PLA)
    * Polysorbates* (e.g. Polysorbate 80)
    * Polyvinyl acetate
    * Potassium citrate
    * Potassium fumarate
    * Potassium gluconate
    * Powdered sugar
    * Pregelatinized starch
    * Propionic acid
    * Propylene glycol*
    * Propylene glycol monostearate*
    * Saccharin
    * Salt (iodized salt)
    * Semolina (unless from wheat)
    * Simethicone
    * Sodium carboxymethylcellulose
    * Sodium citrate
    * Sodium erythorbate
    * Sodium fumarate
    * Sodium lactate
    * Sodium starch glycolate
    * Sodium stearoyl fumarate
    * Sorbate
    * Sorbic acid
    * Sorbitan
    * Sorbitan monooleate
    * Sorbitan tri-oleate
    * Sorbitol
    * Sorghum* (not all is bad; the syrup and/or grain CAN be mixed with corn)
    * Starch (any kind that’s not specified)
    * Stearic acid
    * Stearoyls
    * Sucrose
    * Sugar* (not identified as cane or beet)
    * Threonine
    * Tocopherol (vitamin E)
    * Treacle (aka golden syrup)
    * Triethyl citrate
    * Unmodified starch
    * Vanilla, natural flavoring
    * Vanilla, pure or extract
    * Vanillin
    * Vegetable anything that’s not specific*
    * Vinegar, distilled white
    * Vinyl acetate
    * Vitamin C* and Vitamin E*
    * Vitamins*
    * Xanthan gum
    * Xylitol
    * Yeast*
    * Zea mays
    * Zein

  4. Kristina said,

    25 August 2008 at 7:08 pm

    Hi there… I found your blog through searching about dairy allergy. Thanks for the link to the cut and carry sheets. I am severely allergic to dairy (and now carry an epipen at ALL times. I started eight years ago with only making my lips red and itchy. It has gotten quite scary, and of course, is difficult to go out to restaurants. This list should help on the rare occasion that I do eat out. 🙂

  5. bren said,

    25 August 2008 at 7:13 pm

    Thanks for stopping by. Glad that these were of use to you–I know they have come in handy for us!

  6. C. Cloward said,

    28 December 2009 at 8:02 pm

    So many energy drinks, yogurts and other foods now have fibersol-2 added, or inulin, or erythritol. I react. I was drinking an energy drink for a few months and had severe spleen inflammation, very painful. The company denied any culprit substance. Now that I know I have a corn allergy, I can see why I was reacting to that drink. Fibersol-2 was included. When I quit drinking it, the problem cleared up. It’s a shame, more than 3/4 of the brands are now adding these strange new substances, so I am finding it difficult to go shopping in regular grocery chains or supermarkets. Health food stores are expensive, but there’s no other choice. They don’t know that they are driving us away with these fancy new additives they think are enhancements.

  7. German Fry said,

    29 May 2010 at 6:17 am

    Super awesome post. Honestly!

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