Many of the top most common allergens come in many different forms, and can also be named many different things in product labels. If you or your child is dealing with a serious food allergy, it is important to read all package labels, and know the alternate names for your allergen(s) so you can avoid them.

Alternate names for Soy in ingredient lists:

Eda-mame (soybeans in pods)
Hydrolyzed soy protein
Kinnoko flour
Kyodofu (freeze dried tofu)
Okara (soy pulp)
Shoyu sauce
Soy albumin
Soy bran
Soy concentrate
Soy fiber
Soy flour
Soy formula
Soy grits
Soy milk
Soy miso
Soy nuts
Soy nut butter
Soy protein, soy protein concentrate, soy protein isolate
Soy sauce
Soy sprouts
Soya Flour
Soybean granules
Soybean curd
Soybean flour
Soy lecithin*
Soybean paste
Teriyaki sauce
Textured soy flour (TSF)
Textured soy protein (TSP)
Textured vegetable protein (TVP)
Yuba (bean curd)

May indicate the presence of soy:

Artificial flavoring
Asian foods (for example, Japanese, Chinese, Thai, many others)
Hydrolyzed plant protein
Hydrolyzed vegetable protein (HVP)
Natural flavoring
Vegetable broth
Vegetable gum
Vegetable starch

Should be safe for most soy-allergic individuals:
Soy oil
Vegetable oil derived from soy

*Effective January 1, 2006 products covered by the FDA labeling laws that contain soy lecithin must now be labeled “contains soy”.

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