Here's What To Know About Early Allergen Products

March 03, 2022 3 min read

There is so much information out there when it comes to food allergies and food allergen introduction- it can be overwhelming and confusing.  Key terms you may have heard include: 

With so many terms being thrown around, we wanted to break down the early allergen introduction space and the claims associated. 

Identifying the Most Complete Allergen Introduction Systems

There are nine critically recognized food allergens that are responsible for about 90% of all allergic reactions. This is often calledThe Top 9 and include:

  • Milk
  • Eggs
  • Peanuts
  • Tree Nuts
  • Grains
  • Shellfish
  • Fish
  • Soy
  • Sesame

When researching a new brand, take a close look at its ingredient list. If they are claiming to includeThe Top 9, are they representing a food from each of these nine categories? 

Most often you will see a brand claiming they have the most critical food allergens, but they are actually missing one (or more) of these categories entirely. 

Some common missing allergens that impact millions of Americans include:

  • Shellfish, and most commonly shrimp, present allergy symptoms in 6.6 million Americans
  • Fish, most commonly salmon and cod, present allergy symptoms in at least 2 million Americans
  • Sesame was recently included by the FDA as one of the most common allergens, with symptoms affecting 1.5 million Americans
  • Multiple tree nuts, not just a few. Many brands just include walnut, cashew, and almond in their formulations, but FARE states that there are six tree nut allergies most commonly reported, which also include pistachio, hazelnut, and pecan. Tree nuts allergy symptoms present in at least 3 million Americans.
  • Multiple grains, not just one. Many brands will just include wheat in their formulations, and though allergy symptoms of this food affect up to 1% of children, oat is also a common allergen. 

Food allergy symptoms are most common in infants and children, so having a full spectrum allergen coverage is essential. We get it, fish and shellfish might not taste good for budding taste buds, but they are critical in fighting rising food allergy rates in children. The CDC reports that the prevalence of food allergies in children has increased by 50% between 1997 and 2011, with as many as 6 million children in the United States developing some form of food allergy. That’s one in every thirteen children!

SpoonfulONE: Full-Spectrum Allergen Coverage

Unlike other products on the market that only cover a handful of food allergens, SpoonfulONE covers all food groups associated with over 90% of food allergies.*

When eating SpoonfulONE, precisely portioned amounts of 16 foods are gently and safely introduced to a child’s immune system. When eaten on an ongoing basis, the immune cells in the stomach begin to recognize the foods as just foods. 

Here’s a look at our full-spectrum list of food allergens included in every bite:

food allergens in SpoonfulONE

There’s no other food allergen introduction product on the market that offers such comprehensive allergen coverage as SpoonfulONE. And even better? Babies love the taste of our diverse line of yummy snacks. 

So why should you choose SpoonfulONE?

Here are just a few reasons:

  • SpoonfulONE provides gentle daily exposure to 16 food allergens. 
  • Aligns with AAP guidelines to introduce common allergens around 4-6 months
  • Created by a globally renowned pediatric allergist, Dr. Kari Nadeau
  • Recommended by 3,000+ pediatricians
  • Founded by women who are scientists and moms
  • Made With Certified Organic Ingredients. No artificial colors, flavors or preservatives.
  • The only company with a patented formula and proprietary research
  • An advisory team of world-leading scientific experts

With our patented and precise formula, SpoonfulONE’s line of nutritious baby snacks makes early allergen feeding safe, easy, and convenient. With just one spoonful a day you can help stop a food allergy before it starts.*

Ready to take the first step in first feedings? Join the SpoonfulONE family!

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