After receiving a somewhat troubling email from a condiments company that tried to inform me that I wouldn’t react to their “highly processed” soybean oil, I am very skeptical of the FDA’s comments and laws which inform large food corporations that soybean oil is okay to use and not label as an allergen. I have personally reacted to “highly processed” soybean oil in both it’s oil form and when used in mayo/salad dressings. The fact that highly allergic individuals are still reacting to an oil which the FDA states as “allergen free” is frankly scary and concerning. It seems the FDA is more ready to protect the interests of multi-billion dollar food processing corporations than to listen to the people being affected by these sweeping generalizations and sometimes false claims. Luckily, if you have a problem with soy, you know that just looking at the allergen labeling at the bottom of an ingredients list is not enough. Reading through the ingredient list to pick out things, like soybean oil, which are not required to be labeled as allergens is a must.
I am curious how many people who are allergic to soy still react to soybean oil and soy lecithin like me?
Thanks for your input, I’d really like to start lobbying against these two soy derived products being unlabeled allergens.
In the coming posts, I’ll finally be discussing some great products for making your own gluten free, soy free pizza. I’ll also be showing you some great Superfoods which are naturally gluten free, soy free, and allergen free! Superfoods help fill and nourish your body with loads of nutrients while healing from intestinal damages from sensitivities..and after you are healthy. Here’s a hint; it has to do with Chia and the power of raw food!
Until then, wishing you peace, health and happiness,