Egg Allergy Avoidance List
Egg allergy is very common in children with eczema and asthma. If you suspect your child or yourself having an egg allergy, please see your doctor to have a skin prick test, a RAST or an immunoCAP test.
A lot of people are allergic to the albumin protein in egg whites. Egg white is a histamine trigger food. It triggers the allergic reaction if your body is reached to the “tolerance threshold” of some natural chemicals in foods or you expose to other allergens such as dust mites, pollen etc.
Under TGA rules, foods contain eggs must be labeled to declare that it “contains eggs.” However, many foods, cosmetics and personal care products, prescription and over-the-counter medications, supplements, pet food, toys and crafts contain a trace of eggs that are not listed on the labels. It is very important for you to know how to read a label for egg ingredients.
How to read a label for hidden egg names?
All labels should be read carefully before consuming a product, even if it has been used safely in the past.
The following ingredients contain egg protein:
- Cholesterol-free egg substitute (e.g. Eggbeaters®)
- Dried egg solids, dried egg
- Egg, egg white, egg yolk
- Egg wash
- Fat substitutes
- Meringue, meringue powder
- Powdered eggs
- Silici albuminate
- Whole egg
May Contain Egg
- Artificial flavoring
- Baked goods
- Natural flavoring
- Ice cream