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what are the major food allergens?

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Dr. Kenneth Backman
30 years experience Allergy and Immunology
8 foods/ food groups: The major food allergens are milk, egg, wheat, soy, peanut, tree nuts, fish and shellfish. These are responsible for roughly 95% of food allergies.
Answered on Mar 12, 2014
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Dr. Martin Fried
36 years experience General Practice
See below: Peanuts, shellfish, cows milk, eggs, wheat are the major food allergens.
Answered on Feb 25, 2013

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