Other Allergens

Because these allergens do not appear on the “top 8” allergen lists of Canada or the US, it is more difficult to obtain a comprehensive list of the alternate names used in consumer packaging. If any have been missed, please feel free to leave a comment or contact me with that information.

BARLEY:

Other Names for Barley include:
Barley Beta-Glucan, Barley Bran, Barley Grass, Dietary Fiber, Green Barley, Green Barley Grass, Hordeum, Hordeum Distichon, Hordeum Distychum, Hordeum Vulgare, Mai Ya, Pearl Barley, Pot Barley, Scotch Barley, Sprouted Barley, Sprouted Barley Malt, Malt, Malt Extract, Malt Flour, Malted Barley, Malt Syrup.

FLAX:

Other Names for Flax:
Atasi, Flax Lignans, Flax Hull, Flax Meal, Flax Seed, Golden Flax, Graine De Lin, Leinsamen, Lignans, Lini Semen, Linseed, Lint Bells, Linum, Linum usitatissimum, Winterlien

SULFITES:
What are Sulfites?
Sulfites or sulfate agents (in the forms of sodium sulfite, sodium bisulfite, sodium metabisulfite, potassium bisulfite and potassium metabisulfite) are common preservatives used in various foods and medications. Sulfites have been used for centuries, mainly as food additives, but can also occur naturally in foods such as fermented beverages and wines.

Which Foods Contain Sulfites?

Greater than 100 ppm of sulfites (very high levels, strict avoidance advised in people with sulfite allergy)
dried fruits (excluding dark raisins and prunes)
bottled lemon juice (non-frozen)
bottled lime juice (non-frozen)
wine
molasses
sauerkraut (and its juice)
grape juices (white, white sparkling, pink sparkling, red sparkling)
pickled cocktail onions

Between 50 and 99.9 ppm of sulfites (moderate to high levels of sulfite, avoidance advised in people with sulfite allergy)

dried potatoes
wine vinegar
gravies/sauces
fruit toppings
Maraschino cherries

Between 10 and 49.9 ppm of sulfites (low to moderate levels of sulfite, may cause symptoms in people with severe sulfite allergy)

pectin
fresh shrimp
corn syrup
pickled peppers
pickles/relish
corn starch
hominy
frozen potatoes
maple syrup
imported jams and jellies
fresh mushrooms
imported sausages and meats
cordials (alcoholic)
dehydrated vegetables
various cheeses
corn bread/muffin mix
canned/jarred clams
clam chowder
avocado dip/guacamole
imported fruit juices and soft drinks
ciders and cider vinegars

Less than 10 ppm of sulfites (very low sulfite levels, generally do not pose a risk, even for people with sulfite allergy)

malt vinegar
canned potatoes
beer
dry soup mix
soft drinks
frozen pizza and pie dough
beet sugar
gelatin
coconut
fresh fruit salad
domestic jams and jellies
crackers
cookies
grapes
high fructose corn syrup

What Medications Contain Sulfites?

Bronchodilator solutions for asthma
Adrenalin chloride 1:1000 concentration
Bronkosol
Isuprel hydrochloride solution

Topical eye drops:

Pred-Mild
Pred-Forte
Sulfacetamide
Prednisol
dexamethasone)

Injectable medications:

Amikacin
Betamethasone phosphate (Celestone)
Chloropromazine (Thorazine)
Dexamethasone phosphate (Decadron)
Dopamine
Epinephrine (Adrenaline, Ana-Kit, Epi-Pen)
Garamycin
Gentamycin
Isoetharine HCl
Isoproterenol (injectable)
Hydrocortisone (injectable)
Lidocaine with epinephrine (Xylocaine)
Meperidine (Demerol)
Metarminol
Norepinephrine (Levophed)
Procaine (Novocaine)
Prochloroperazine (Compazine)
Promethazine (Phenergan)
Solutions for total parenteral nutrition and dialysis
Tobramycin

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