Soya allergy is more common in young children but children often grow out of soya allergy by 2 years of age.
Adults are occasionally affected.
Symptoms are usually mild and anaphylactic reactions rarely occur.
Ingredients to avoid if you are allergic to soy:
Hydrolysed plant protein
Hydrolysed soy protein
Hydrolysed vegetable protein
Textured vegetable protein
Products which might contain soy include:
Any food containing soy or soy derivatives must be avoided (eg soymilk, Soy sauce, soyflour).
Research studies indicate that most individuals who are allergic to soy can safely eat soy lecithin and soyabean oil.