A baby’s soy sauce testes may not need to be tested for food allergies, a new study suggests.
The study, published online by the journal Clinical and Experimental Allergy, says the soy sauce is safe for infants under the age of 3 months and for those between 3 months to 5 months, but not for the older ones.
Researchers used a lab-made, plastic-free, pasteurized soy sauce to test about 50,000 babies at five different institutions.
Researchers from the University of California, San Diego, and the University at Buffalo analyzed the chemicals in the soy sauces and compared them to the levels of chemicals in food.
In the end, the study found no differences in the levels that were measured in the children’s food, although there were some differences in exposure to allergens in the foods tested.
The team also found that no differences were seen in the infant’s overall risk for food allergy between the infants tested and those who had never eaten soy sauce.