Tree Nut Allergy




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More information:

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  • Almond
  • Pecan
  • Chestnut
  • Walnut
  • Macadamia Nut*
  • Cashew
  • Pistachio
  • Brazil Nut
  • Pine Nut (Pignolia Nut)*
  • Filbert/Hazelnut
  • Argan Nut

*Note: while pine (pignolia nut) and macadamia nuts are technically seeds, many allergists recommend avoidance of these items. Please check with your allergist for specific guidance.ย 

Source: FAACT

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  • Cereals
  • Crackers
  • Cookies
  • Candy
  • Chocolates
  • Energy bars
  • Flavored coffee
  • Frozen desserts
  • Marinades
  • BBQ sauces
  • Nutritional supplements
  • Medications
  • Cold cuts like Mortadella
  • Pet foods
  • Bird seeds
  • Trail mixes

Source: FAACT

Note: even labels that say "may contain" are not recommended.

Cross-contact occurs when an allergen is inadvertently transferred from a food containing an allergen to a food that does not contain the allergen. Cooking does not reduce or eliminate the chances of a person with a food allergy having a reaction to the food eaten. Cross-contact can happen through:

  • Food to food - e.g. nuts on top of a salad (even if taken off)
  • Food to object (cooking surfaces and cookware)

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