Soy and wheat are two of the FDA's 8 Major Allergens. Over the past several years, the Food & Beverage industry has been heavily focused on addressing soy and wheat allergens—due to the market growth of soy-based dairy products and awareness of gluten-intolerance.
Replacing dairy and egg in allergen-free products can be a food scientist's most challenging project. There are numerous hurdles and very little high quality resources to help achieve egg and/or dairy replacement projects.
Over the past few years, there has been a huge consumer demand to offer allergen-free alternative food & beverage products, especially allergen-free peanut and tree nut products. Peanut and tree nut allergies are two of the most prevalent food allergies in the world. Some common FDA tree nuts include, but are not limited to: