Bring a magnifying glass to the supermarket if you have to, because allergic foods may go by many names in ingredient lists. While FDA legislation requires that all foods manufactured in the United States since 2006 be clearly labeled if they contain allergens, products from other countries may not be so forthcoming. Here, a few of the confusing ways the Big 8 may be hidden under other names in seemingly unsuspicious foods.
Milk: whey, nougat, casein, hydrolysates, lactose and pudding. Peanuts: arachic oil, arachis, goobers, goober peas, hypogaeic acid and mandelonas. Wheat: bulgur, bran, durum flour, germ, gluten, matzoh, malt and seitan. Egg: albumin, mayonnaise, globulin, Simplesse and meringue.