Allergen Statementsare the statements on pack (normally found under ingredient listing) that indicate to consumers which allergens are contained in the packaged food and which ones may be present. You’ll see two statements, both of which are a legal requirement: 1. Contains… which means the allergens are in the food 2. May be present… which means the allergens may be in the food. The allergens on Mother Earth packaging are highlighted in bold text in the ingredient listing.