Soy allergy is relatively uncommon compared with peanut, egg or milk allergy. Allergy to soy is most commonly seen in young children and most children with soy allergy will grow out of their allergy.
Two new printable/downloadable versions of food allergen cards are available:
Soy allergen card230.61 KB (A4 sized - perfect for downloading and viewing on your device)
Soy allergen card123.43 KB (print then trim to wallet size - perfect for when shopping or eating out)
You can also purchase printed food allergen cards from our online shop.
To make eating out a little easier, A&AA has developed a chef card. You can write or print your allergens on the card. When telling the wait staff at a cafe or restaurant about your allergies, hand over your chef card and ask it to come back with your specially prepared meal. You can also obtain chef cards from our online shop.
Fully refined soy oil and soy derivatives (tocopherols and phytosterols) do not need to be labelled on food products in Australia as these products do not cause allergic reactions in the majority of people with soy allergy. Soy lecithin is safely eaten by most people with soy allergy but must be listed on food labels in Australia.
More information on soy allergy is available from the ASCIA website.
Content updated October 2021