The Food Allergen Labelling and Consumer Protection Act has identified as major food allergens eight foods or food groups which account for roughly 90% of all food allergies. [story]
- crustacean shellfish
- tree nuts
The European allergen labelling legislation came into force with twelve allergens. Action may follow on fructose and molluscs… [story]
- gluten cereal (i.e. wheat, rye, barley, oats…)
- sesame seeds
- sulphur dioxide and sulphites
Peas, kiwi and apple are seen as allergens in other parts of the world.