Egg allergy is most common in young children rather than adults, however, most children who develop an egg allergy will usually outgrow it. It is recommended that if a child is suspected to have an egg allergy they are assessed by a doctor or allergy specialist. Despite many children outgrowing this allergy, it is recognised as one of the 14 major allergens in the EU and products containing egg need to be labelled clearly.
This allergy covers different forms of an egg, which include baked/well-cooked egg, loosely-cooked egg and undercooked/raw egg. Some individuals can be allergic to either one, two or all three of these forms of egg. You only need to avoid the forms of egg you react to. This means individuals with an egg allergy may be able to eat baked goods containing well-cooked egg without any problem. It is suggested that up to 80% of children with an egg allergy can eat plain cakes and biscuits containing egg.