Food Allergens

A Message From the FDA:

Each year, millions of Americans have allergic reactions to food. Although most food allergies cause relatively mild and minor symptoms, some food allergies can cause severe reactions, and may even be life-threatening.

There is no cure for food allergies. Strict avoidance of food allergens — and early recognition and management of allergic reactions to food — are important measures to prevent serious health consequences.

The eight most common allergenic foods identified by the law are:
  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

What Are Major Food Allergens?

While more than 160 foods can cause allergic reactions in people with food allergies, the law identifies the eight most common allergenic foods. These foods account for 90 percent of food allergic reactions, and are the food sources from which many other ingredients are derived.

These eight foods, and any ingredient that contains protein derived from one or more of them, are designated as "major food allergens" by the law.

At Yalaha Bakery we are concerned with the health and well-being of our customers.  Control of allergens in our facility and bread-making process is a significant part of our food safety program.

Yalaha Bakery's Allergens Policy

The allergens found in Yalaha Bakery’s facility are: Wheat, dairy, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, soy.

All allergens in our facility are isolated from other ingredients.  Equipment making allergen products is dedicated to that product whenever possible.  When this is not possible, a cleaning process is used daily on the equipment shared by allergen and non-allergen products.

Aside from wheat, other allergens can be found in some of  our bread production, these are cheese (milk) and walnuts (tree nut).

Allergens in our pastry department are wheat, milk, eggs, peanuts, almonds, walnuts  (tree nuts), and soy (in chocolate).


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