Understand the big 8 and always pay attention when you have people with allergies in your home or running a business with food. Shutterstock.

Remember The Big 8

The trick Mountain House uses is that they remember the big 8 when it comes to creating their meals. That means that they consider all 8 major food allergies, so people don’t need to worry about the ingredients. While there are still a few rare food allergies, you’ll find that nearly all Mountain House and many other companies exclude the big 8 from their meals. 

You can also remove these items from your home if you want to help your family members and friends. They include milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, shellfish, soy (soybeans), wheat, and fish. These ingredients are known to cause about 90% of all food allergies.