Each year, millions of Americans have allergic reactions to food. Although most food allergies cause relatively mild and minor symptoms, some food allergies can cause severe reactions, and may even be life-threatening.
There is no cure for food allergies. Strict avoidance of food allergens—and early recognition and management of allergic reactions to food—are important measures to prevent serious health consequences.
- Frequently Asked Questions on Food Allergies
- A Survey of Milk in Dark Chocolate Products
- What FDA Learned About Dark Chocolate and Milk Allergies
- Food Allergies: Reducing the Risks
- Food Allergies: What You Need to Know
- Food Allergen Labeling & Consumer Protection Act of 2004 - Questions & Answers
- Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act of 2004
(Title II of Public Law 108-282)
- Food Allergens Guidance Documents & Regulatory Information
Includes Gluten-Free Labeling Proposed Rule, Allergen Guides, Food Allergen Partnership, Label Declaration of Allergenic Substances in Food, and more.
Information from Other Federal Government Agencies
- Department of Agriculture
- Department of Health and Human Services
- Food Allergies - Healthfinder
- National Institutes of Health
- Food Allergy - National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
- National Library of Medicine