Check the Web site of the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network ( for help with reading labels and identifying where allergens might be hiding.

Here are examples of allergens that sometimes, depending on the preparation or formulation, show up unexpectedly in common foods:

Milk/dairy: hot dogs, canned tuna, steak.

Eggs: cocktails, fried foods.

Peanuts: veggie burgers, sauces, salad dressings.

Tree nuts: pie crusts, fish or chicken breading.

Fish: Worcestershire sauce, french fries.

Shellfish: marinades, Asian foods.

Wheat: ice cream, hot dogs, marinara.

Soy: baked goods, canned tuna.