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Alternative Names for Soy and Soy-Free Foods List

Alternative Names for Soy and Soy-Free Foods List Alternative Names for Soy and Soy-Free Foods List

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Because soy was one of the main things I had to learn to really look for in food (and non-food) and because it has SO many alternative names, I will list that information here.  I know I was shocked to learn all these terms meant soy!  It's still something I try to avoid in that I don't consider it something that was originally intended for human consumption, even though it has all these supposed health benefits.  Don't hate me; just giving my opinion!  Take it or leave it. :)

General Names for Soy or Soy Containing Products, and Possible Sources of Soy


1. ANYTHING with Soy, Soya, Soja, or Shoyo in the name


2. ANYTHING with Lecithin (variations on spelling) in the name*


3. ANYTHING with Vegetable, Plant, or Bean in the name*


4. ANYTHING with Guar in the name*


5. ANYTHING with Xanthan or Zanthan (variations on spellings) in the name*


6. ANYTHING with Vitamin E or Toccopherol (variations on spelling) in the name*


7. MSG (Mono Sodium Glutamate)* (Please note that the terms "yeast extract/autolyzed yeast extract" refer to natural/hidden sources of MSG without having to be labeled as MSG.  Though they are NOT soy, some people with MSG sensitivities also have trouble with these ingredients.  For more information, see this website or Google "natural sources of MSG" or "hidden sources of MSG".)


8. Natural and Artificial Flavor or Flavorings*


9. Tofu


10. Miso


11. Tempeh


12. Edamame


13. Mono-diglyceride (variations on spelling)*


14. Natto


15. Okara or Akara


16. Yuba  


17. Glycerin/glycerine/vegetable glycerin*


18. Tamari


19. Teriyaki*


20. Isolates*


21. Olean


22. Gum Arabic


23. Bulking Agent*


24. Carob


25. Emulsifier*


26. Protein or Proteins*


27. Protein Extender*


28. Stabilizer*


29. Starch*


30. Thickener*


31. TVP (Textured Vegetable Protein)*


32. HVP (Hydrolized Vegetable Protein)*


33. Alkyd Resin Solution


34. Quaternary Ammonium Salts


35. Quaternary Ammonium Compounds, Ethyldimethylsoya Alkyl, Et Soyethyldimonium Ethosulfate


36. Dimethylsoya Ammonium Ethosulfate


37. Alkyd Resin


38. Linseed Oil, Polymer with Pentaerythritol, Phthalic Anhydride, Oil, Styrene and Vinyltoluene


39. Soyaethyl Morpholinium Ethosulfate


40. Morpholinium Compounds


41. Ethyl Sulfates


42. Soyatrimonium Chloride


43. Quaternary Ammonium Compounds


44. Trimethylsoya


45. Alkyl Chlorides


46. Quaternium-9
 

47. PEG 5 (soy sterol)


48. PEG 10 (soy sterol)


49. PEG 16 (soy sterol)


50. PEG 25 (soy sterol)


51. PEG 30 (soy sterol)


52. PEG 40 (soy sterol)


53. Stearic acid/vegetable stearic acid or ANYTHING with stearic in the name*


54. Magnesium stearate*


55. Tyramine* (This is a naturally occuring amino acid in many foods, including soy.)
   
56. Abura-age (sliced deep-fried tofu)
  
57. Atsu-age (deep-fried tofu)
  
58. Gan-modoki (a soy dumpling)
 
59. Glycine max
  
60. Kinako (Japanese for soybean flour)

61. Kyodofu (freeze-dried bean curd)*
  
62. Nimame (stewed soybeans)
  
63. Shoyu
  
64. Uno-hana (soy pulp)
  
65. Hydrolyzed plant protein (HPP)*
  
66. Isolated vegetable protein*
 
67. Methylcellulose*
 
68. Monoglycerides*
 
69. Protein filler*

70. Caprylic Triglyceride
 

71. Monotriglyceride

72. Ascobyl Palmitate

73. Isostearyl Isosterate

74. Glycols

75. Tocotretrienols
  

*Note: Not always do these (*)ed products contain soy.  However, unless they are labeled specifically that they do not contain soy or a soy containing product, or you can contact the manufacturer directly and they tell you the product does not contain soy or a soy containing product, ASSUME that it does contain soy or a soy containing product.  This means that it MUST list the name of the product that it has in it (i.e. Vegetable Oil (Corn Oil, Canola Oil, and/or Sunflower Oil)).  If it does not list a SPECIFIC name, EVEN IF IT DOES NOT LIST THAT THE PRODUCT CONTAINS SOY IN THE ALLERGEN WARNING SECTION, DO NOT EAT/USE IT IF YOU HAVE A SOY ALLERGY!  Some soy products are still considered safe for most people with soy allergies, or the company uses an uncommon name for soy, and therefore they are not required to list their foods/products as containing soy if they fit that criteria at this time. 

Maya's Happy Place is also another good place to go for soy-free information.  She keeps up with products and alternative names, so I like to check her site to make sure I haven't missed anything, and she graciously lets me share her research with you here (Thanks, Maya! :) ).  Roughly half this list is due to her research.

Soy And Gluten Free Beauty is yet another good place to go for soy-free information, especially soy-free (and gluten-free) beauty products.  She also let's me share what she finds on my site (Thanks, Sheena! :) ).  Probably almost a quarter of this list is due to her research.



This is a list of soy-free foods that I have compiled. This is something that I had the worst time finding on the net or anywhere for that matter! By no means do I believe this to be complete, but it's what I know so far. If you know of a food that is soy-free, please let me know! If I have made an error or one of the items listed is no longer soy-free, please let me know so that I can change it ASAP. Thank you! :)

***A word of caution: If you have a severe allergy to soy, be very careful of buying ANY brand or any other if the label says, "Manufactured on equipment shared with soy."  Though most companies work very hard to clean equipment well and sterilize between batches that do contain known allergens, there is ALWAYS a chance of cross-contamination. It is always better to be safe than sorry.  The products listed here do not contain soy in and of themselves at the time of listing, HOWEVER, some of them ARE manufactured on equipment that is shared with soy containing products.  You and your allergist are the only ones who can tell you what is safe for you, so do NOT take this list as gospel.  ALWAYS double check your labels, call manufacturers, talk to your allergist, etc. to make sure that certain products are safe for YOU.  Ingredient lists change all the time, so you need to check the labels on every product every time regardless of how long you've been buying it, eating it, etc!  If there is any change on the label (i.e. it now says "natural flavor" when it didn't before) and there is no soy-free declaration or no soy warning, double check with the manufacturer to see if it is still soy-free.***

If I can link to the allergen statement of a certain company or get information from a particular manufacturer, I will list it or link it here. 

As always, if you are having trouble getting information on certain products, please feel free to email me, and I will do my best to help you get the information you seek! :)


List of Soy-Free Foods
1. All Fresh and Frozen Fruits and Vegetables that are just the fruit/vegetable (NOT in juice or gel). Canned and dried fruits/veggies need to be watched more closely. Just check the labels. Raisins are almost always soy-free and Ocean Spray Craisins are soy-free (some other brands of dried cranberries are not soy-free as they contain soybean oil). Other dried fruits that are just one type of fruit are your best bet to be soy-free.  Note: Be careful of fruit wax since a lot of edible wax is soy-based.  If you are especially sensitive/allergic, you may want to peel any fruit before consuming it or avoid any fruit that has an edible peel (i.e. apples) unless you know they are unwaxed or waxed with a non-soy wax.

2. Juices that are NOT from concentrate. Check labels. Normally your one type of fruit/vegetable juices are fine, it’s the mixed ones (like cocktails or Cran-Apple or V-8) that are the problems.  Some from concentrate juices are fine as well.


3. Coffee, Regular or Decaf (NOT specialty or flavored ones).  You may rarely find a flavored coffee that is soy-free (usually it will be a vanilla, cinnamon or mint flavor), but it is not the norm.

4. MOST types of regular or decaf tea (NOT flavored ones, though Herbal teas like Mint can be soy-free, as well as spice teas like Chai and Cinnamon).   Always double check labels!  Your best bet may be to go with some of the more pricey brands like Tazo or Harney and Sons or Stash.  Stash has allergen information here.

5. Any meat, fish or poultry that is NOT injected with anything other than salt-water solution. Check labels carefully as they are injected with broth more often than you think!  (Tyson and Spartan brands are normally very good about using salt-water over broth, FYI.)   Also, though I have never been informed of anyone reacting to non-broth injected meat if the animal was fed soy, if you have a severe allergy, you may want to check into getting meat that is from animals that are grass fed only or at least not soy fed.  It is better to be safe than sorry!


6. Most pastas. Check the labels. Normal, everyday elbow macaroni and spaghetti are fine. It’s the tri-color or whole grain pastas that can potentially be problems.


7. Rice, white, brown or wild (non-instant, though most of the minute rices tend to be fine).


8. Plain Oatmeal (rolled oats, quick oats, steel cut), NOT instant or microwavable, with the exception of some of Better Oats Instant Oatmeals are soy-free.  Here is Better Oats' allergen statement:
"What is your allergen labeling policy?

We understand and share the concerns expressed by consumers who are affected by food allergies. Food Allergic consumers should rely on our package ingredient labels for the most accurate information on a product. If a product contains any of the FDA major eight allergens (egg, milk, peanut, tree nut, fish, shellfish, soy, and wheat) it will be clearly listed in bold print in the ingredient declaration on the Nutrition Facts Panel.
 If we do make a product that contains any of these eight major allergens, all products made on the same production line would contain the same allergen or a full allergen tested and validated cleaning process would be performed between production runs."
  
9. Most single grain cereals, such as Shredded Wheat, Rice Crispies, Raisin Bran, Bran flakes, etc.  Check labels! Most of the flavored cereals are a no-go, and even a lot of the single grain cereals are starting to contain soy.  Cocoa Pebbles and Fruity Pebbles are soy-free, too.  Here's the statement I got from Post via email on Fruity Pebbles:
"Thank you for the opportunity to respond to your allergen concern regarding Post Fruity Pebbles cereals. This cereal in particular is produced on a dedicated line and has no soy cross contamination.
For other Post cereals not produced on a dedicated line, Post Foods, LLC follows documented in-depth allergen cleaning procedures in accordance with each manufacturing facility's Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) plan and in compliance with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs).
To give you insight, below are a few of the practices we follow to minimize allergen exposure:  
Allergen ingredients are readily identified and stored separately from non-allergen ingredients.
Allergen products and ingredients are removed from the processing and packaging area when production of the allergen-containing product is complete. 
Allergen cleaning and inspection is conducted after a production run in which an allergen ingredient was utilized.
Plant employees receive allergen awareness training at orientation and annually thereafter.
Although great care is taken to minimize allergen exposure at our production facilities, we recommend that the severely allergic consumer consult their physician prior to consuming any products. "
    
And about Cocoa Pebbles:

"Thank you for contacting us in regard to the Post Cocoa Pebbles.
 The Post Cocoa Pebbles also does not contain any soy and is produced on a dedicated line and has no cross contamination." 
10. Sugar (brown, white, and confectionery). 

11. Most artificial sweeteners. Though I don't recommend these (I think they do more harm than good, and wouldn't recommend them unless you are diabetic and, even then, in moderation. Even sugar and honey, though, is safe for diabetics in moderation.), most do appear to be soy-free. Always double check the labels to be sure.


12. Honey and other sweeteners like Molasses or Corn Syrup that are not low calorie or "lite" in name, not color (dark and light-colored corn syrup are fine, but the reduced calories can contain soy). (Note: Other liquid sweeteners may be soy-free as well, but I don't recommend them personally.  Feel free to use them at your discretion.) 


13. Some mustards. Check labels.


14.  Salted regular butter. Unsalted butter and light butters contain soy generally.

15. Earth Balance Soy-Free Natural Buttery Spread.    This is a good choice for those of you who have both soy allergies and dairy allergies.

16. Lard is generally soy-free, but always double check labels to make sure!


17. Canola, Olive, and Corn Oils, and any other oil that does not contain soy such as Coconut oil or nut/seed oils that are soy-free.  Note: It has recently come to my attention that a lot of olive oils are cut with soybean or other oils.  For a list of safe olive oils, go here.  You can also follow the guides posted here to see if your olive oil is the real deal or not.  Also, be careful with corn oil in that a lot of corn is grown side-by-side with soy.  If you have a severe soy allergy and are using corn oil and noticing a problem, it is very likely due to cross contamination.


18. Flour. Check the labels! A lot of flours are adding soy flour now. I recommend King Arthur brand. Their gluten-free flours are also soy-free, which is rare!


19. Salt and pepper.


20. McCormick’s Onion salt, Garlic salt, and Celery Salt. There are a few other onion, garlic, and celery salts that are soy free, so check the labels.


21. Herbs and spices that are just that herb/spice (NOT mixed seasonings like seasoning salt, seasoning packets, gravy mixes, taco seasoning, etc.).  McCormick does tend to have herbs and spices blends that are soy-free and a few of their seasoning packets (like chili seasoning) are soy-free,  but double check labels to be sure.

22. Vanilla and mint flavorings. Other flavorings could be fine as well, you just need to check labels.


23. Yeast.


24. Cocoa Powder (Baking kind).


25. Cornstarch.

26. Baking soda and powder.

27. Bertolli Tomato and Basil Spaghetti sauce (not the organic one - it has soybean oil in it), some Meijer brand sauces (the Meijer Organics, generally), and some DeLallo sauces. Other marinaras could be fine as well, just check the labels. Note that just because one type of sauce by a certain manufacturer is safe, does not mean another sauce or an organic of that flavor by the same manufacturer is safe. I know it makes it horrible when shopping to find appropriate foods, especially when they change the ingredients to cut costs, but it is how it is.


28. Most Popcorn (the kernels, NOT the microwave kind). Check the labels on this. Some contain traces of soy.  Popcorn, Indiana brand popcorn has a lot of soy-free flavored popcorns ranging from sweet to savory as well, and I find them often at Wal-Mart and am starting to find them in more stores in the chips/snack foods section.  Also note that some people who are allergic to soy cannot tolerate corn products of any type, probably due to cross-contamination.

29. Some original flavor potato chips (i.e. Lay's), packaged popped popcorn (i.e. Popcorn, Indiana Popcorn) and tortilla chips (i.e. Snyder's). Check the labels to make sure.  Frito Lay has made a list of their products and how they are allergy friendly, including soy-free. Check it out here

30. Some pretzels, bagged and frozen (not flavored or filled). Always double check packaging to make sure, including the fine print in that they normally don't consider soybean  oil as soy.

31. Milk (Skim, ½%, 1%, 2%, or whole), NOT flavored.  Some milk alternatives (like SoDelicious Almond, Cashew and Coconut milks) are soy-free, but most are not.  Be very diligent in reading labels when choosing a milk alternative.  You can also make your own milk alternative in most cases, too, to make sure you have a soy-free product. 

32. All full fat and some 2% Cheese that is NOT processed or soft. Block cheese, Daisy cottage cheese (full fat or light) and most shredded cheeses are fine. Velveeta, cream cheese, pre-sliced cheeses, canned cheeses and fat-free cheeses are NOT.  To my knowledge, Kraft Grated Parmesan Cheese (Full-fat, original one) is also soy-free.


33. Daisy Sour Cream (full fat and light). Other brand could be fine, but check labels. Light and fat free sour creams generally contain soy, but not always.  


34. Eggs. Also, though I have never been informed of anyone reacting to eggs from soy fed chickens, if you have a severe allergy, you may want to check into getting eggs that are from chickens that are not soy fed.

35. Some salsas (i.e. Spartan's Natural). Check the labels to make sure. Avoid those that have "Natural Flavors" listed in the ingredients or "Soybean Oil".


36. Most Natural peanut butters. Double check labels, but most are just peanuts and salt. I have also heard that Peter Pan brand does not contain soybean oil. Peanut Butter & Co.'s flavored peanut butters are soy-free as well as far as I can tell.  Jif also makes a soy-free, natural peanut butter and their Chocolate Hazelnut spread appears to be soy-free.  I have not found any seed or nut butters that are soy-free as of yet, but you can always make your own.


37. Most jams, jellies and preserves. Double check labels just to make sure.


38. Most gelatins. Gelatin tends to be made from animal products, but there are a few out there that are vegetable based. I avoid these in general, but feel free to try these out if you wish. There is normally more information on the web, on labels or there is a number you can call for more information.




40. Vinegar. As far as I can tell, this is across the board as far as types go, but check labels to make double sure. If it says "vegetable" without further explanation, I'd avoid it.


41. These Chicken bullion, stocks and broths ONLY:
  • Imagine's
    • Organic Free Range Chicken Broth
    • Organic Low Sodium Free Range Chicken Broth
    • Organic Chicken Cooking Stock
  • Kitchen Basics (They also have soy-free beef, seafood and vegetable stocks.  To read their allergen statement. click here.)
    • Chicken Stock
    • Unsalted Chicken Stock
  • Pacific Foods
    • Natural Free Range Chicken Broth
    • Organic Low Sodium Chicken Broth
    • Organic Free Range Chicken Broth
  • Swanson's Natural Goodness Chicken Broth, 100% Fat Free Less Sodium, 48 oz. box or 49 oz. can
  • Swanson's Chicken Cooking Stock, 26 oz. broth
  • O Brand Organic Chicken Broth, 32 oz. box
  • Meijer Naturals Chicken Stock, 32 oz. box (They also have beef and vegetable stocks that are soy-free.)
  • Edward and Sons bouillons (all flavors)
      
42. Kitchen Basic's Beef Stock (salted and unsalted), Vegetable Stock, Seafood Stock, and Turkey Stock. To read their allergen statement. click here.
 

43. Enjoy Life Chocolate.  Their mini chocolate chips and chocolate chunks are delicious!  I am seeing them all the time now at places like WalMart and Meijers.  They also have a lot of other allergy friendly foods.
 

44. Soy Free Sales  sells some  French chocolate that is soy-free.  Again, I don't know how easy they are to get outside of online. Apparently chocolate made in countries outside of the USA is more likely to be soy-free.


45. Richardson Pastel Mints. There are a few other types that are ok as well. Check the labels.


46. Bob's Peppermint Candy Canes. It is the only one (flavor and brand) that I've found so far that doesn't say "natural flavor". Bob's uses peppermint oil.


47. Soy-free frosting/glaze mixes can be purchased at Soy Free Sales.  I still have not been able to find a ready-made one, but I will continue to look. :)

48. Marshmallow Fluff (that brand, original only).  At this point, I haven't found another type of marshmallow (spread or otherwise) that is soy-free. When/if I find one, I will post it here.


49. Panera Bread's Country Loaf.   They do have an Allergen Statement that says this product may come in contact with soy. I'm not sure if they have other products that are soy-free, but feel free to browse their site.


50. Quorn's All-Natural, Meatless, Soy-Free Frozen Foods. I have never tried their products, so I can't vouch for quality of taste, but this seems like the perfect line of frozen foods for vegetarians.

51. Athens Fillo Dough. There may be other phyllo pastry dough that is soy-free as well, just check labels.

52. Bake'mmm Bagels.

53. King Arthur Gluten-Free Mixes and other King Arthur Gluten-Free products. 

54. Theo brand chocolates.

55. Dannon's All Natural Plain or Vanilla yogurt. I know there are a few other plain or vanilla yogurts that are fine as well (a few Greek style, too), you just need to check the labels.  SoDelicious has a few non-dairy, soy-free flavored yogurts as well.

56. Organic Valley Heavy Whipping Cream (Pasteurized ONLY, not Ultra Pasteurized) and other whipping creams that are JUST cream.

57. Rocky Mountain Organic Meats As far as I can tell, all their products are soy-free. They also have a line of gluten-free products, all of which are soy, egg and nut-free, and most are milk-free. They are also natural and preservative free - a VERY good find!


58. Rold Gold's Everything Bagel flavored pretzels. These taste just like their name!


59. Haagen-Dazs Five ice creams and quite a few of their other products are soy-free!

60. Valley Nut and Fruit Nut Butter.  From what I can see, they all are soy-free, but always double check the ingredients list before purchasing!

61. Chebe product.   These products are very allergy friendly!

62. Nestle's Dark Chocolate Morsels.  (ONLY the DARK chocolate ones, not bittersweet, milk chocolate, etc.)  I have confirmed this via email from the company, and this is part of the email I received back that I think you should see:
"Our Nestlé® Toll House® Dark Chocolate Morsels do not contain soy. Labeling regulations require that if any of the eight recognized known allergens, such as soy, are in the product, they must be listed in the ingredient statement. We always list the allergen by the common name. 
Additionally, our factories, that use any of the recognized allergens as an ingredient, take all precautions to avoid cross contact of products that do not contain them. We always add a cautionary statement at the end of our packaging ingredient listing if a product is made on the same line or factory of those products containing a recognized allergen. It is recommended that you always check the label before purchasing a product."
 
I cannot stress enough the importance of checking labels, EVEN on products you've purchased a million times. Companies change their ingredients to cut costs constantly, so you should check every time you buy them. I know it's a pain, but thus is life. It quickly becomes habit, though, so it won't be too terrible forever. :)

63.  SOME Campbell's soups, like their original Tomato.  Here is the email I got from them in regards to allergens in their products:
"The Campbell Soup Company follows all government regulations regarding the labeling of our products.  In the case of the top 8 allergens (peanuts, tree nuts, dairy, eggs, fish, wheat, soy and shellfish) we list those ingredients in the product ingredient statement, no matter how small the amount might be.  We do not include any of those items under the broader listings of "spices" or "natural flavors".  We recommend that consumers always check the ingredient statement and evaluate the product based on the statement.
In regards to possible cross contact between products, we use an extensive and effective sanitation procedure in between different processing operations, and efforts are made to prevent any possible cross contact to the greatest practical extent."

64.  Green Thickies. This is a great site that has a lot of smoothie recipes on it that can help you incorporate your greens while working with allergy needs!  Note: The recipes are vegan, but you can substitute regular milk for any of the other types of milk, or you can use water or juice.  I have even used yogurt with success.  The recipes are still wonderful, and the guide is very helpful in making your own custom versions as well.

65. Bush's Beans (kidney, pinto, black, chili, baked, etc.), except for possibly their Honey Baked Beans (use your discretion when determining to eat this product or not).  You can read their allergen statement here.  (Some other types of beans, like kidney, pinto, black, etc., may be soy-free as well no matter what brand, but always double check labels to be certain.) 

66. Some brands of milk alternatives, like almond or coconut milk.  So Delicious brand is a good bet to be soy-free more often than not, and they are very good about allergen info.  Other brands vary depending on flavor and type.  Check labels carefully.

67. Earth Balance Dressing (mayo). Olive Oil and Original ONLY.

68. SoDelicious Coconut Milk Ice Cream.  There are a lot of soy-free flavor options here. :)

69. Kraft's Sure-Jell products. From what I can tell, they are all soy-free, gluten-free and very allergy-friendly.
 
70. Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ sauce.  Here is the email I got in response to my question about if their products were free of the top 8 allergens:
"I would like to inform you that only all our Retail flavors of Sweet Baby Ray’s Barbeque Sauces 18oz, 28oz, 31oz, 40oz and 80oz are free from all allergens."
 71. Coffee-mate's Natural Bliss products.  Here is their response to my question about if they were free of soy, tree nuts/peanuts, wheat, fish/seafood and soy (they do contain milk):

"Thank you for taking the time to contact Nestlé® Coffee-mate® Non-Dairy Creamer regarding your concern if the product is soy, gluten, nut and egg free. We welcome questions and comments from loyal consumers such as yourself and appreciate this opportunity to assist you.

Our Natural Bliss does not contain any allergens. Labeling regulations require that the eight recognized major food allergens always be listed in the ingredient statement if they are in the product, regardless of the amount. We always list these food allergens by their common name. Always check the label for the most current information before purchasing a product.Factories that use an ingredient coming from one of these eight allergens take all needed precautions to avoid cross contact with products that do not normally contain these allergens.If a product that does not contain one of the known allergens, but is made on the same line as one that does and/or in the same facility with potential for cross contact, we will add an advisory statement at the end of the ingredient listing.If an allergen does not appear in the ingredient statement, then it has NOT been added to the product.At Nestlé, we are dedicated to you and your family throughout every phase of your lives. Your feedback is valuable to us, as it helps us to improve our products and services.
We appreciate your interest in our products and hope you will visit our website often for the latest information on our products and promotions."

 72.  If you're looking for soy-free formula (somthing I have yet to find in the States, even in the "allergy-free" brands), I recommend checking out this website: http://nourishinghope.com/2011/07/dairy-free-and-soy-free-infant-formula/  This article should help you in making a good choice.

73.  Viviana Foods (All products are gluten, dairy, soy and nut-free.)

74. DeLallo Pizza Sauce

75. Wink Frozen Desserts.  These products are vegan and free of the top 8 allergens.

76. Sun Cups.  All their products are organic and fish/shellfish, soy, peanut/tree nut, gluten and egg-free, but NOT dairy-free. Their facilities are nut- and gluten-free.

77. Edward and Sons has a lot of soy-free, gluten-free, vegan and organic products!  They have everything from bouillon to crackers to candy.  Definitely worth checking them out!

78.  A lot of Meijer's Naturals products.  By no means are all of their products soy-free, BUT I normally find at LEAST one type of this brand that is from pasta sauce to cookies to chips, etc.  If you see this brand, take a look at the label.  Your best bet in finding a soy-free option is the "original" flavored or "plain" or "vanilla", etc.   As a general rule of thumb, the fancier the flavor, the less likely it is to be soy-free.  This brand does state on some of their product labels in this line that they are "manufactured on equipment shared with soy," so if your allergy is severe, you will want to consult your doctor/allergist to see if those particular products in this line are safe for you. (For some more info on Meijer Naturals, click here.)
 
79. European Gourmet Bakery, Organics, Cooked Pudding and Pie Filling Mix, Vanilla and Chocolate flavors.


As a side-note, I have some more soy allergy information on my original web page, http://soyallergy.bibleclue.com/, if you are interested. :)

If you are looking for soy-free NON-foods, check out this page: Soy-Free NON-Foods List

FARE (Formerly FAAN and FAI) is another a good place to keep up on the latest allergen warnings and recalls, and it has other helpful allergen information.

There are FREE Food Allergy Cards from BrokerFish available, too, that can help you when dining out in a foreign country.  Check them out!

If you are looking for to find a restaurant in your area that offers soy-free items, check out AllergyEats.  This is not a guarentee, but it is a place to start!  You can search for restaurants in your area by food allergen needs, so that's pretty awesome.   They also give you a chance to rate restaurants, offer reviews by customers, tell you other helpful info (i.e. address, distance from you, phone number), etc.  A great resource! :)

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54 comments:

  1. I just tried Enjoy Life's Ricemilk Crunch Bar which is free of soy, dairy, nuts and gluten and it is delicious!

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    1. Thanks for the information! :) I have heard a lot of great things about them and their products. I am seeing them more in the local stores, Wal-Mart, Meijers, etc. as well.

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  2. Julie,
    Thank you so much for posting this information! With my son being allergic to soy (...and soy is in a lot of his once favorite foods!), this list is extremely helpful! I was wondering if you knew of any meat companies who specifically use salt water to inject their chickens. We have not been able to find a commercial manufacturer who does this yet. Most I've seen, use broth. You've provided us with so much information so far, so this is our "go to" website!

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    1. I'm glad I have been able to be so helpful! I hope I can continue to be so.

      As to your question, I find that Tyson (http://www.tyson.com/Products/Our-Products/Fresh-Chicken.aspx) and Spartan brands tends to use salt-water, but places like Wal-Mart or Meijer tend to use broth depending on the cut of meat. If you are looking for a boneless/skinless type, that can be trickier, but generally I have great success with Spartan or Tyson brands. If you are looking at bone-in dark meat, I have noticed that there are more brands that don't inject those with broth. Bone-in/skin-on chicken tends to have a lot more success at being just salt-water injected. If you are looking for something in the frozen department, that is usually a no-go.

      I hope that helps some! I know that buying food that is soy-free can be a real challenge! I wish you the best of luck.

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  3. Thank you, thank you!! Sorry its taken so long to respond. Tyson's is easy to find in most markets, but I will be on the lookout for Spartan as well. I'm assuming most beef is okay, correct?

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    1. You're welcome.

      Beef is generally fine, but you do have to watch out for marinated meats and pre-made hamburger patties and such. I still always double check any label, but beef is the easiest to find soy-free for me.

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  4. I have looked through several Google pages searching for this information and you are the only one! Thank you, Thank you! I've been trying to find a connection between products and foods that make my eczema worse. Soy, in it's many forms, may be just that.
    Your born-again, sister in Christ,
    Angela :-)

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    1. Hello, Angela!

      I'm glad I could be of help to you. The very reason you wrote is one of the reasons I created this blog. There is lots of information out there, but it's either vague or has great information on part of it and nothing on the rest, etc. This is why I've done my best to compile as much "complete" information as possible here. I do what I can to keep it current, but sometimes I don't get the information as quickly as I'd like. That's why I encourage anyone to let me know if something I have is out of date or if they have something new to add. :)

      Anyway, I'm glad I was a blessing to you, and so wonderful to meet you! Let me know if you have any questions, comments, etc. and I'll do what I can to help, explain, etc.

      Take care,
      Julie

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  5. Just curious... and you don't have to "approve" this comment... but you look really familiar to me. Have you ever been to Camp Fairwood?
    It's likely that we've never met, but... I had to ask!

    Blessings,
    Angela

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    1. I have never been there, Angela. They say everyone has a "twin" out there. I actually do have a twin sister, but she's a blue-eyed blonde, so maybe I have a look-alike twin, too. :) You never know, though, it's possible we've met in passing somewhere, but not to my knowledge.

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  6. With my son being allergic to Dairy, Soy, Wheat/Gluten, and eggs this blog has saved our family! Thank you. Those words are so empty in comparison to the gratitude I feel for the simple act of sharing information.
    Aubrey Brooks
    Mom of Jack

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    1. Aubrey,

      Those words are indeed high praise, and I feel a bit unworthy, but grateful. I'm so thrilled that I have been able to help! I wish you all the best, and let me know if I can be of any help to you in any way.

      -Julie

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  7. I had no idea soy was so prevalent in our food - until I read this list and recognized so many of the words from the labels I had read. What a great resource for educating families!

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    1. I know! I felt the same way when I had to get educated about it! Blew me away!

      Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment! :)

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  8. Stopping by from SITS...this is super informative! I had no idea how much of the food we eat has soy!

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    1. Thank you for stopping by, leaving a comment and for the compliment! :)

      It is overwhelming, isn't it? It's in EVERYTHING! Crazy!

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  9. This list is enormous and will be going to my daughter who is soy, gluten, oat, and dairy intolerant. Thanks you for the hard work. Enjoy your SITS Day.

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    1. I hope she finds it helpful, Sheila! Thank you, and you're more than welcome! :)

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  10. What a great, comprehensive list. It's amazing how much you have to consider when attempting to buy non-allergenic foods.

    Happy SITS Day!

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    1. Thank you! You do have to consider a lot! Really threw me for a loop when I first started researching, that's for sure!

      Thanks for stopping by and for the well wishes on my SITS Day! :)

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  11. Stopping by from SITS. Love all the information. Can't wait to read it more indepth and add the knowledge to my grocery shopping next trip.

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    1. Be prepared to be a bit frustrated when you go shopping for soy-free items the first time. It's in everything! Will blow your mind!

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  12. {Melinda} Wow! You have done your research! I have allergy issues, but don't pay attention as much as I should to all the things I should avoid. It's exhausting sometimes and this list shows exactly why! I'm with Sheila -- thank you for all your hard work!

    Happy SITS Day!

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    1. I know EXACTLY what you mean, Melinda! It is exhausting...but worth it! It becomes routine pretty quick, but I know it can be so frustrating! Best of luck to you, and you're welcome! Let me know if I can be of help to you in any way! :)

      Thanks for stopping by! :)

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  13. Good to know - thanks! I have an imperfect thyroid and think I'm supposed to err on the side of avoiding soy....

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    1. I have Hashimoto's and soy messes with my Fibro, so I avoid it. I, too, have heard that if you have any type of thyroid issue or if you've ever had breast cancer (which runs in my family) that you should avoid it as well. Guess it's because it effects hormone levels. I just know, I avoid it as much as I can!

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  14. Hooray for Theo brand chocolates. It was during a tour of their factory in Seattle that I realized the reason chocolate made me break out was because of the soy lecithin in every other chocolate I have ever seen. (I keep an eye out for the others you list). Also, Better Oats has some flavors of instant oatmeal that don't contain soy.

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    1. Thanks for the heads up on Better Oats! I will check them out and get them listed! :)

      Take care, and thanks for stopping by, Kari! :)

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  15. WOW! What a list! I'm sure it will be helpful to a lot of people!!

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    1. Thanks! I get emails all the time about this list. It has been a big help, and I am so glad that I am able to do it! :) It's always fun when I can add new companies to the soy-free foods list, too! :) Makes my day!

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  16. This is ABSOLUTELY amazing Julie!!! You must have spent HOURS on this article!!! I am going to pin and share... such thorough info. You're the BEST!!! :)

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    1. Thanks, Chris! You make me blush! I'm not sure how much time I've spent on it so far - I'm constantly doing research on it, and it will always be a work in progress. I am so thrilled when I hear that the info is being shared and is helping others! Makes my day! :)

      Thanks for stopping by! :)

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  17. Aloha,

    Mahalo for all of this. I discovered I was allergic to soy a little less than a year ago, and it has been an extremely difficult battle since of frustration and disappointment. I have even gone on to have contact allergy issues from the stuff. I was wondering if you had any information on non-food soys? I only know some, such as glycerine in make-up and soy fiber protein being in various fabric blends.
    Thank you again for this wonderful list. I have continually scoured theinternet for things like this and am so.glad to finally find it.
    Mahalo nui loa,
    Tessa

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    1. Hello, Tessa.

      Yes, actually, I do have a Soy-Free NON-Foods page started on this site (you should be able to see the tab at the top). I hope it is of help to you. I would also suggest going to Maya's Happy Place (the link is on the Soy-Free NON-Foods page) and searching out the products she recommends. That's a place to start at the very least.

      If you have anymore questions, please send me an email so that I can message you directly.

      Best of luck to you!

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  18. Thank you so much for this extensive list. I have recently been reading about "yeast extract/autolyzed yeast extract" an alternative to MSG, so companies can say contains "no MSG" on the label. It should probably be added to your list of soy ingredients.

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    1. Thank you for pointing that out. Those ingredients are natural/hidden sources of MSG, hence the reason they are not technically added MSG so they don't have to be labeled as such, but yes, people with MSG sensitivities should avoid them. They are NOT soy, however, so that is why they were not on the list. I did add a disclaimer, though, next to the MSG so people will be aware. :)

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  19. Have you found any fast food restaurants that offer soy free foods?

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    1. If I can be blatantly honest, I find that fast food restaurants are a nightmare for cross-contamination, even if the choice of food you get is soy-free. Also, most fast food restaurants say that items are soy-free as long as they follow the FDA rules, i.e. to the FDA soybean oil is protein-free so therefore is NOT a risk to those with soy allergies and ingredients that are vague (vegetable oil, xanthan gum, etc.) that can sometimes be sources of soy or cause issues for those with soy allergies are marked as soy-free. Even if you can find a soy-free item on the menu (most boast their fries are soy-free as well as their burgers without the bun or any other soy containting ingredients generally), you would be taking a risk at ordering the food due to cross-contamination. I have not found a restaurant that is 100% good at keeping things soy-free yet, but I have not looked thoroughly into this, but will now.

      If you are looking into eating out, salads that are just veggies and shredded cheese are generally safe bets at fast food places. However, most fast food joints have their ingredients lists available if you ask for them, and you can look at them on their web sites and a lot do share allergen info, as well, and may come up with some safe options to try that way. Just be warned that if you have a severe sensitivity to soy that you will STILL need to ask if soybean oil is used in their cooking and if you see ingredients like xanthan gum, you will have to ask if they use a soy-free source. The frustrating thing is that they will NOT know more often than not, so you will have to do your own research.

      This is the best answer I can give you for now, but I will be looking more into this.

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  20. You and your readers may also want to read up on Tyramine. Tyramine is a naturally occuring amino acid in many foods, including Soy. Foods containing Soy and/or Tyramine are known migraine triggers.

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    1. If they are avoiding soy for migraine, this is a great piece of information to know, thank you! It would be good for them to know, too, if they are still dealing with allergic-type reactions to food that don't contain soy along with soy containing foods, and are struggling to find the cause. I'm sure it is possible to be allergic to both. Thanks for the info and for stopping by! :)

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  21. This is an amazing blog! I really enjoyed reading this post its so helpful! I have a soy and gluten allergy and its so difficult to find foods without these hidden ingredients! Thanks so much! Check out my blog as well its about soy and gluten free beauty products!

    All the best! :)

    http://soyandglutenfreebeauty.wordpress.com/

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    1. Thank you, Sheena! I most definitely will check out your blog and add it to my reading list and to my Soy-Free Non-Foods page and the gluten-free page, too. It will be very helpful to a lot of people! Glad you stopped by and looking forward to getting to know you! :)

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  22. Hi there there1 I am allergic to milk & soy makes me get stomach cramps & pain. I am interested in reading your blogs.

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    1. Well, I hope you find my blog very helpful! Feel free to email me at any time with any questions or concerns or recipe requests, and I'll see what I can do to help. :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  23. I am very thankful for your precise details. I have never observed about macaroni and spaghetti. Julie has done a deep research and I am energize with plenty full alternatives. I will try one by one best cooking recipes and enrich my plate with healthy food.

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    1. I am glad you find this information helpful! Thanks for stopping by!

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  24. My friend and I are both allergic to soy (she's also gluten-free), and we both get terrible stomach aches from eggs, even if they're just cooked in water, without any seasoning. Most chicken feed does contains soy. Unfortunately, even at health food stores, egg or meat labels rarely mention what the animals are fed. (Although sometimes eggs will be listed as from chickens that are fed 100% organic, vegetarian diets, they won't list WHAT that vegetarian diet contains.) So even if you don't technically have an egg allergy, if you're sensitive to the smallest traces of soy (like me) and seem to have trouble with eggs, the chickens' food could be the culprit.

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    1. Thanks for the information! I have heard of a few people that have to make sure that their eggs come from a local and/or trusted soy-free source, as well as their chickens. I am lucky to live in an area that has the possibility, but I know a lot of people don't. It is my hope that one day the labels for chicken and eggs will be a whole lot better AND that truly soy-free diet chickens and eggs will be readily available for all!

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  25. thank you so much for this. I have such a severe soy allergy that it now puts me in the hospital for eating it. I have been looking for a good website that has suggestions and this definitely helped me

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    1. I am so glad this has been a help to you! You just made my day. :) Feel free to email me at any time if you need help finding more information. I am here to help!

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  26. Thank you SO MUCH! I just bookmarked this website/list. Like another person said above it is hard to find websites that give a lot of information, most is very vague and I was looking for a list to help me get started in converting my family away from soy the best we can! We are a family of 3 on a budget and I assumed buying non-gmo was enough when I could, absolutely not I recently learned about the real dangers of Soy and have hypothyroidism and would like to make sure I can feed my family the healthiest way possible. I was SHOCKED to check my fridge to find almost every single food in there had soy in it! It's really sad.

    I do have a question for you, do you know of any stores online we could buy non-gmo/soy free foods that are reasonable and reputable?
    We live in North eastern Ky (bible belt) and unfortunately we are VERY limited on where we can buy (krogers, walmart) and think maybe starting to buy some things online and then stocking up on what we like slowly, but I'm having a hard time finding a store online!

    Once again thank you so much for this website!

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    1. You are so welcome, Kelly, and thanks so much for stopping by! :)

      As to your question, you should be able to find quite a bit at Kroger and Walmart as far as pasta, pasta sauce, some juices, fruits/veggies, even Enjoy Life chocolate chips, flour and other baking goods, etc. since these stores do tend to carry at least one type of non-GMO/organic/soy-free type of most things (If you have a Meijer, they have a lot of the types of items you are looking for for less, too.). Where the real problem surfaces tends to be with meat.

      I have not done a lot of shopping online in any form, but I do know that a lot of people use Amazon and look for trusted names like Enjoy Life and that sort of thing. You can normally even Google a brand name you know is good and see if they have a site where you can direct order from, and a lot do. I would also encourage you to look into local, organic farms. You'd be surprised how many there are out there! You should be able to find grass fed beef, non-GMO fruits and veggies, and a few other things as well. It can get pricey, but once you get the hang of it and get your staples, the price goes down considerably, especially if you buy seasonally.

      If you need more help finding things, I would strongly suggest going to Whole New Mom (http://wholenewmom.com/ ), Completely Nourished (http://completelynourished.com/ ), Maya's Happy Place (http://mayashappyplace.blogspot.com/), and just about any other of my foodie/allergy friends' blogs below (listed under "Food/Allergy Blogs and Sites I Follow") and ask them where they shop or for some tips. A lot of them shop online or know of some great places to go and have lots of amazing tips. They can probably help you a lot more than I can. :)

      Feel free to email me or leave me another note here, though, if I can be of any further help! Best of luck to you! :)

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