What Are Major Food Allergens?

Food Allergies - Reducing the Risks

If you’re a restaurant operator, then it’s important your men items are identifying the major food allergens to prevent customer from getting ill or worse. According to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration, each year millions of Americans have allergic reactions to food. As a restaurant operator, it’s important to list the top 8 identified by the law.

Food Allergies - Reducing the Risks

  1. Milk
  2. Eggs
  3. Fish (e.g., bass, flounder, cod)
  4. Crustacean shellfish (e.g., crab, lobster, shrimp)
  5. Tree nuts (e.g., almonds, walnuts, pecans)
  6. Peanuts
  7. Wheat
  8. Soybeans

Recipe Costing Software helps by allowing users to tie food allergens to food ingredients.


Food Allergens In Recipes and Menu Items

Building sub recipes, recipes and menu items within Recipe Costing Software displays the food allergens as items are added. This include sub recipes within recipes insuring you’re not missing any. The food items will show a red health icon when hovered will display the allergens and on the top of the recipe and menu item screen a summary of allergens are listed.