More than 170 foods have been reported to cause allergic reactions.
Eight major food allergens milk, egg, peanut, tree nuts, wheat, soy, fish and crustacean shellfish are responsible for most food allergy reactions in the United States, according to the Food Allergy Research & Education.
They also estimate that up to 15 million Americans have food allergies, including 5.9 million children under the age of 18.
That translates to one in 13 children or roughly two in every classroom.
Which also means that if your child isn't suffering today, it could all change tomorrow due to a surge in potentially deadly food allergies.
In an ABC 13 investigation, Pattie Martin looks at what could save lives on Monday, February 11 at 6 p.m.