You may find the egg free shopping which you are looking for in these suggested categories but this selection has been made from the labels of the product and we do ask that you check the ingredients before consumption as recipes change from time to time.
If you are a vegan you will definitely want to avoid eggs and all egg based products, as do some vegetarians. You may also want to stick to an egg free diet if you have an allergy or intolerance to the allergen in the egg protein. As eggs are used for so many things under so many guises (like egg albumen) we have flagged products we know are egg and egg derivative free. So if you want to avoid eggs for whatever reason just stick to the products marked as egg free when you do your shopping.
Egg allergy usually develops in babies and young children, and many children grow out of it in a few years. However Egg allergy can continue into adulthood especially if you suffer from other allergies. Symptoms can show themselves within minutes and can include a rash around your mouth, swelling in the mouth or face, sneezing and wheezing, and vomiting. It is common for it to seem like the throat is closing up. If the allergy is severe, egg allergy can cause anaphylactic shock. These days it is easy to spot and avoid eggs in your diet as a new law came out in 2005 stating that if a food contains eggs it must be stated in the cautions panel of the label as egg can cause anaphylactic shock and result in death.
Common foods you should avoid or look for an egg free alternative for are things like mayonnaise, cakes and pastries, batter and pancake products, custard, noodles, and other pastas, sauces, , cookies, baking powder, waffles, pretzels, meringue, breaded foods and maybe even ice cream. You should be fine with Easter eggs though! These are the ingredients to look out for which are produced from eggs: albumin, globulin, livetin, lysozyme, or Simplesse (TM) sweetener.
No need to panic though, there is an excellent selection of egg free foods and alternatives which can make you life a little easier. Here you will find egg free mayonnaise, cookies, custard powder, cakes, pasta, ice cream and even egg replacer to help you replace eggs in baking.
Remember that once you have selected egg free to narrow your search you will no longer see any other products other than those marked egg free. This may not be a problem, but just to remind you that we only mark as egg free relevant products and so general groceries, fruit & veg etc. may not be labelled even though they have no egg content.