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The only way to manage soy allergy is to avoid soy and soy products. This can be tough because soy is a common ingredient in many foods. Always read food labels to see if the food contains any soy. 


The products to avoid are not limited to:

• Soy milk, soy cheese, soy ice cream and soy yogurt

• Soy flour

• Tofu

• Miso

• Natto

• Shoyu 

• Tempeh

• Soy sauce and tamari

• Edamame

• Soybean oil


Some of the highest-risk foods that need to be cautioned are:

• Cookies and baked goods

• Candy

• Ice cream

• Asian, African and other cuisine that often contain peanuts

• Sauces that cook with peanuts or peanut butter


Besides that, you may also need to look for other words on food labels that may indicate the product contains soy including

• Soy lecithin

• Glycine max

• Hydrolyzed vegetable protein (HVP)

• Hydrolyzed plant protein

• Textured vegetable protein (TVP)

• Monodiglyceride

• Monosodium glutamate (MSG)

• Artificial flavoring

• Natural flavouring

 

If your kids are diagnosed with a soy allergy, best to seek advice from a health care professional to get more information.