The Facts Behind Allergen’s in the U.S.

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Here at Three Bears Oat’s we take allergen’s very seriously! We know that up to 15 million American’s have some sort of food allergy. Thus, we wanted to create a product that everyone can enjoy no matter if they have an allergy or not! All of our products (oat cups, bars, and squeeze packs) are free from the top 8 food allergens: Wheat, Peanuts, Eggs, Soybean, Milk, Fish, Nuts, and Shellfish.

Regardless if you have a food allergy or not, we think that it’s both helpful and interesting to know the basic fact’s about allergens in the United States! Here are the top 10 facts that we think you should know…

1.A food allergy is a medical condition in which exposure to a food triggers a harmful immune response. The immune response, or allergic reaction, occurs because the immune system attacks proteins in the food that are normally harmless.

2.Up to 15 million Americans have food allergies – 5.9 million of those are children (under 18).

3.30% of children with food allergies are allergic to more than one food.

4.The prevalence of food allergies has increased by 50% since 1997.

5.Eight foods cause 90% of food allergy reactions.

6.Tree nut allergies have tripled in children in the last twenty years.

7.Every three minutes, at least one person is sent to the emergency room from a food allergy.

8.Allergies to peanuts, tree nuts, fish and shellfish are generally lifelong but other allergy’s can be outgrown.

9.Around 150 people die each year due to a fatal reaction.

10.There is no cure except to avoid the food you are allergic too!


We hope that this info is helpful in understanding the severity of food allergen’s! Three Bear’s does it’s part in understanding food allergies by creating delicious snacks that everyone (or at least 99.9% of the population) can enjoy!


Learn more about food allergy’s here

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