Our allergen safety resources are here to help you understand and be able to provide information about food allergies and intolerances.
What are Food Allergies / Intolerance?
A food allergy or intolerance occurs when the body’s immune system reacts unusually to specific foods. Sometimes allergic reactions are mild, but they can be extremely serious.
What Causes Food Allergies / Intolerances?
Food allergies occur when the immune system mistakenly treats proteins found in food as a threat. When this happens chemicals are released in the body that cause various physical symptoms.
The Top 8 Allergens
Allergic reactions and intolerances arise most commonly from the following list. However, there are over 170 foods that can cause allergic reactions and food outside of the top 8 must not be discounted.
• Tree Nuts