"Offering safe and savory food alternatives to those affected has turned into big business for food marketers and manufacturers."
The prevalence of food allergies has risen, making the demand for allergy-friendly foods grow as well. Companies that offer allergy-friendly foods have seen sales rise.
The cost of allergy-friendly foods is higher than the cost of foods in a conventional diet, putting a strain on families managing food allergies.
"Eating safe and tasty doesn’t come cheap. A study published in the U.S. National Library of Medicine found that on average gluten-free products were 242 percent more expensive than regular products."
Read more at CNBC: Food Allergy Business Booms
To find allergy-friendly companies, visit the Allergy Buyer's Guide of Kids With Food Allergies Foundation.
All of the businesses listed in our Allergy Buyer's Guide offer products and services that are allergy-free, hypoallergenic, or are helpful in other ways to those with food allergies or other allergic conditions. The allergy-friendly foods provide for a wide range of dietary restrictions: dairy-free, egg-free, peanut-free, tree nut-free, gluten-free, wheat-free, soy-free, sesame-free, potato-free, sulfite-free, casein-free, vegan, Kosher or organic. From cake mixes, cookies and desserts to pre-made meals, there are many allergy-friendly foods for your food allergic child!