Hidden Holiday Food Allergens Make an Appointment Ask a Question Search Conditions This information has been reviewed and approved by BJ Lanser, MD (October 2018). 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 challenges for families raising children with food allergies. Here are some common allergens found in traditional family meals. Holiday cookies: wheat, nuts, dairy, eggs Self-basting turkey: soy, wheat, dairy Green bean casserole: dairy, wheat Sauces and salad dressings: fish, shellfish, eggs Sweet Potato Casserole: dairy, nuts Pies: dairy, wheat, nuts 6 Tips to Prevent Food Allergy Issues Tell the host about food allergies in advance Offer to bring an allergen-safe dish Offer to show recipes to guests with food allergies Keep food packaging for guests to review Avoid cross-contamination during food preparation and serving Always have epinephrine with you at meals More Information on Holiday Food Allergies Pediatric Food Allergy Program Food Allergy Information 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.