The 9 Major Food Allergens

Food Allergy impacts people, young and old, worldwide. We are connected through food and must have the knowledge to help one another stay safe from foodborne illness AND food-related allergic response.


This site is curated and published by Michelle HW Hill in the interest of improved public knowledge around food allergens.

Michelle Hill has been blogging for, and educating, all who desire about food allergens since 2001. She writes the popular food blog,, and has self-published two local best-selling cookbooks.

Currently Mrs. Hill is serving a 6-year term (thru 2029) as the Consumer Representative on the Executive Board of the Conference for Food Protection. She also serves a voting member on the Allergen Committee, a member of the Food Safety Culture Committee, and is a clear advocate for all who suffer from food allergies.