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Identifying Wheat Allergens

Use this handy fact sheet to identify wheat allergens on food labels and to get to know common foods and ingredients that contain wheat.
AIFS Identifying Wheat Allergens Fact Sheet

Wheat allergy is often confused for coeliac disease, an autoimmune disease that causes damage to the lower intestine over time.

Unlike coeliac disease, a wheat allergy can quickly cause life-threatening anaphylaxis, but both conditions can cause serious harm and must be taken seriously.

Make sure you know how to identify wheat on food labels and have a good understanding of the products and ingredients that often contain wheat.

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