Once you have been diagnosed with a soya allergy, you will need to avoid soya and foods that contain it.
Read the ingredient lists on food packets carefully every time you shop. Soya is included in the list of the top 14 major food allergens in the UK. This means it must be highlighted on ingredients labels, in bold for example.
Read the ingredient list every time you buy a product as manufacturers change their recipes often.
When eating out
Restaurants, cafes, hotels, takeaways and other catering businesses are required by law to provide information on major allergens, including soya. Ask staff directly if the food you’d like to buy contains soya and if there is a risk of cross contamination. Let them know that even small quantities can cause an allergic reaction and don’t be afraid to ask staff to check with the chef.