Hidden Holiday Food Allergens Make an Appointment Ask a Question Search Conditions This information has been reviewed and approved by BJ Lanser, MD (November 2022). Want to use this on your website? Fill out the content usage request form and then copy this code: Summary: Hidden Holiday Food Allergens Holidays that revolve around food can truly be extra challenging for families raising children with food allergies. Here are some common allergens found in traditional family meals. Holiday cookies: wheat, peanuts, tree nuts, dairy, eggs Self-basting turkey: soy, wheat, dairy Green bean casserole: dairy, wheat, tree nuts Sauces and salad dressings: fish, shellfish, eggs, dairy, seeds Vegan or "dairy-free" spreads, dips, and dressings: tree nuts, legumes, soy Sweet Potato Casserole: dairy, peanuts, tree nuts, eggs Pies: dairy, wheat, peanuts, tree nuts, eggs 7 Tips to Prevent Food Allergy Worries Tell the host about food allergies in advance Offer to bring an allergen-safe dish Offer to show recipes to guests who have food allergies Keep food packaging for guests to review Avoid cross-contamination during food preparation and serving Everyone should always wash their hands with soap and water before and after meals Have your epinephrine auto-injector with you at all times, and remember…”No epi, no eating!” More Information on Holiday Food Allergies Pediatric Food Allergy Program Food Allergy Information Holiday Eating with Food Allergies Allergy & Asthma Holiday Tips Kitchen Safety & Food Allergies Food Allergy Research New Food Allergy Recommendations Find a Doctor You may use this infographic or our Hidden Holiday Food Allergens poster (pdf) with permission by completing our content usage request form.