Food allergens are proteins in food that create an immune response insensitive individuals. Once ingested, food allergens can cause a number of reactions, ranging in severity from hives and itching to anaphylaxis.


Food manufacturers protect those with food allergies by clearly labelling their products with a list of ingredients. Testing for the presence of components ensures food manufacturers that an unlabelled and potentially dangerous ingredient did not make its way unintentionally into a product during manufacture.

Why test?

  • Brand name protection
  • Prevent costly product recalls
  • Duty of care
  • Comply with product labelling requirements
  • Ensure consumer confidence

Key benefits

  • Fast
  • Simple
  • Samples are tested against known controls
  • Heat stable protein allergens are detected

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