Big Eight Allergens

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Big Eight Allergens

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What should service staff be able to tell guests about the menu items?

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There’s over 160 known allergens, but only eight cause 90% of the allergic reactions. Which of these are Big Eight Allergens?

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There are more than 160 food allergens, but just eight of them are responsible for 90 percent of all allergic reactions in the United States.

• Soy
• Fish
• Eggs
• Wheat
• Peanuts
• Tree nuts
• Shellfish
• Cow’s milk

What are these eight allergens called?

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What should be identified on the label of food packaged on-site for retail sale?

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How many different allergens are responsible for 90% of all allergic reactions in the United States?

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What requires manufactured products containing one or more of the big eight allergens to clearly identify them on the ingredient label?

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What do you need to make sure your staff knows about food allergens?

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Federal law requires identifying Big Eight Allergens on the labels of products that contain them. How should the allergen be clearly identified on the label?

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According to Federal law, what kind of ingredients must be clearly identified on a product’s label?

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What is responsible for 90% of all allergic reactions in the United States?

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How many food allergens are there?

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Food packaged on-site for retail sale must be labeled. If the food contains a Big Eight Allergen, it must be clearly identified on the label. What is the only exception to this rule?