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Food Allergy Facts

Food Allergy Facts

What do I Need to Know About Food Allergies?


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A food allergy is an abnormal reaction by the immune system that occurs between a few minutes to a few hours after eating a food2.

The symptoms of a food allergy are different for everyone but may include itching in the mouth, vomiting, diarrhea, hives, eczema, rapid blood pressure changes, or asthma to name a few2. In rare situations food allergies can even cause death if not treated immediately.

It is estimated that approximately 3.5% of the adult population globally has some form of food allergy although it varies widely from country to country1. The most common food allergy is to peanuts, followed by eggs and fish, especially shellfish1.

Clover Leaf Products Give YOU the Facts:

Clover Leaf wants you to make informed decisions and to feel safe about the products you purchase. The chart below can be used as a quick reference guide to Clover Leaf products that may contain ingredients which could cause allergic reactions in people who have those sensitivities. If a product is not listed below you can rest assure that it does not contain any known allergens, other than fish. If you do not find the answer to your question or would like more information on our products, feel free to check out our FAQ section or send us a note using our Contact Us page.

Recommended Web Resources:

The Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network

International Food Information Council

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases


Dietitians of Canada. Current Issues. The Inside Story. Food Allergy in Adults. May 2007.

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases