At the time of publication, all recipes were free of the allergens listed as being free of in the title (i.e. soy-free, milk-free, etc.), and all other information shared was accurate to the best of my knowledge.
Though I strive to update outdated information quickly and work diligently to make sure you have the most accurate information possible at all times, it is your duty to double check labels EVERY TIME to ensure that the ingredients you use are SAFE FOR YOU.
Your doctor or allergist should also be your first go-to for information on how to handle your medical needs. That being said, if you DO notice an error, please send me an email letting me know (tell me what page or recipe the error is on, what the error is, etc.), and I will correct the error ASAP.
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I make sure all of my recipes use foods that are free of the allergens they say they are free of. You will need to do the same. For help with this, please see the appropriate "Alternative Names" page for the allergen(s) you need the recipe free of.

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Alternative Names for Eggs and Helpful Links

This content was accurate at the time of posting, but it is possible that it is outdated at the time of your viewing.  Please, do NOT let this information replace the advice of your doctor/allergist.  ALWAYS follow their instructions and recommendations over mine.  


Ingredients change often, companies change hands, and policies change.  What once was safe, can now be unsafe.  For your own health and safety, please make it a habit of ALWAYS reading the ingredients of EVERYTHING before you buy it.

Also, if you notice that I have a product listed as "safe" for your particular allergen/sensitivity needs, PLEASE let me know so that I can update my information.  I strive to keep things current, but I do miss things from time to time.  Your help in this matter is invaluable to provide the most current information to my readers.  

Thank you so much!

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As with all food allergens, check EVERY label, EVERY time, EVEN IN NON-FOODS!!  Though egg is not as common an ingredient in non-food items, it is still possible, especially in vaccines and tempera paint.  It is always better to be safe than sorry! 

Alternative Names for Eggs

  1. ANYTHING with egg in the name
  2. ANYTHING with "ova" or "ovo" in the name
  3. Albumin
  4. Apovitellin
  5. Globulin
  6. Livetin
  7. Lysozyme
  8. Mayonnaise
  9. Meringue
  10. Meringue powder
  11. Ovalbumin
  12. Ovoglobulin
  13. Ovomucin
  14. Ovomucoid
  15. Ovotransferrin
  16. Ovovitelia
  17. Ovovitellin
  18. Silici albuminate
  19. Simplesse
  20. Trailblazer
  21. Vitelllin
  22. E-161b (lutein, yellow pigment)
  23. Cholesterol free egg substitute (like Eggbeaters)*
  24. Fat substitutes*
  25. Vaccines (like MMR)*
  26. Artificial flavoring*
  27. Lecithin*
  28. Natural flavoring*
  29. Nougat*
  30. Marshmallow*
*These foods/items MAY contain egg, but don't always, and were included in this list for those who are highly sensitive and to be above board for those who need to be more cautious.   If you see these ingredients, do not consume or use those items until you have checked with the manufacturer to see if they contain egg or not.

Please note that the food labeling in the USA has come a long way, and the FDA now requires that the top 8 major allergens be clearly marked.  That means that if an item is derived from milk, eggs, seafood, fish, soy, wheat, peanuts or tree nuts, it needs to say that somewhere on the label.  However, this only applies to foods produced in the USA at this time and there are some ingredients that the FDA considers "safe" for everyone - even those with food allergens.  For example, soy lecithin and soy oil are considered "safe" by the FDA, so occasionally those ingredients will fall under things like "natural flavors" or even be in the ingredients' label of an item marked "soy-free".   It is my hope that labeling laws will eventually be 100% transparent, but until then, calls to manufacturers need to be made from time to time, and you will need to read labels EVERY SINGLE TIME to make sure a food fits your allergen needs.  This information is not meant to scare or overwhelm you, but to inform you so that you can be aware.  Awareness is power, and it can help bring great change!  If you ever need help with anything in regard to your or a loved one's food allergies, please don't hesitate to email me, and I'll help you find the right resources to help you on your journey. 

A special thank you to Kids With Food Allergies for providing most of the information for this list!

Helpful Egg-Free Links:
  • For a list of broths, stocks and bouillons that are egg-free, click here.
  • Kids With Food Allergies' Egg Allergy Avoidance List with free print-outs.  Kids With Food Allergies is an amazing website in general!  They do product recalls, lots of research info and more!  I strongly recommend following them.
  • This article on contains information on if you should be egg-free and which foods to avoid in an egg-free diet.
  • Enjoy Life is a great company that has dairy-free and top 8 free products.  I highly recommend them!
  • Here is a great page at Mayo Clinic that covers things to avoid when you have an egg allergy, including the vaccines that are most likely to contain egg.
  • Puritan's Pride has a lot of vitamins that are egg-free and/or otherwise allergy friendly.
  • Buiced claims to have vitamins that are non-GMO, gluten-free, soy-free, dairy-free, nut-free, and caffeine-free.  Basically, they say their product is top 8 free.
  • Ceela Naturals has "gluten, soy, nut, dairy, cruelty free vegan skin care".  To read my review on some of these products, go here.
  • There are also lots of resources online that you can find via Google or Bing.  Just type in phrases like "alternative names for egg" or "egg-free recipes" and you will get a plethora of sites!
If you have any more sites or information for me to add, please leave a comment below or email me.  Thanks! :)

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