Allergens can be tricky and hard to spot if you’re not careful. Here is a list of products that contain eggs and where they are hidden.
Egg allergy is serious. From a local reaction to anaphylaxis, an egg allergy means you need to know how to identify egg proteins a slew of products. Whether egg protein is in your food to the lotion you use, reading all of your products’ labels is important for staying safe.
Look for These Hidden Names for Egg Proteins:
The ingredients listed for egg protein are sometimes prominent: egg, egg powder, dried eggs, and egg solids. However, egg proteins can also be listed as:
*Photo: example of hidden egg ingredient.
What Foods Contain Egg?
The most common foods you may not see obvious egg listed in the ingredients are found at restaurants and farmers’ markets. Make sure you are reading food labels when you are shopping. Some good examples include:
- Breaded and batter-fried foods
- Caesar salad dressing
- Cream pies, fillings, and puffs
- Crepes and waffles
- Custards, puddings, and ice cream
- Coffee drinks like cappuccino (eggs are sometimes used to help create the foam)
- Marshmallows and marzipan
- Meatloaf and meatballs
- Meringue and frostings
- Sauces, including Hollandaise and tartar sauce
- Simplesse (fat substitute)
- Some soups and consommés
- Wine (Egg whites may be used in the process of making wine)
What Non-Food Products Contain Eggs?
Here is a list of non-food products that may contain egg, egg substitutes, or its protein. It is always best to make sure if that brand of product uses the allergen. Some good examples include:
- Shampoo and Conditioner
- Hair Masks
- Beauty Products
- Dog Food
- Creams and Lotions
Egg Proteins in Vaccines?
And don’t forget about vaccines. Besides the flu vaccine, the yellow fever vaccine has egg proteins, which can trigger allergic reactions.
After asking and being reassured that there is no egg in a product, refer to the list above to make sure. As always, it’s best to avoid the risk and find another alternative.