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Food Allergen Testing

Food Allergen Testing

The presence of undeclared allergens in food is a leading cause of product recalls and withdrawals of food from the market.

Food allergens are normally harmless proteins in food that cause immediate and abnormal hypersensitivity response of the immune system, or “allergic reaction”, in susceptible individuals. Anaphylaxis is a serious, life-threatening allergic reaction. It requires immediate medical treatment and hospitalization and can be fatal. (Reference: AAAAI)

Food Allergen Testing Services

To help manufacturers verify allergen control programs and meet customer and regulatory requirements, Mérieux Nutrisciences provides qualitative and quantitative food allergen testing services for raw materials, finished products, and environmental swabs. Our company utilises a range of technologies, including ELISA testing. LC-MS-MS and PCR technologies may also be used when needed.

To meet food allergen labelling requirements in different markets, Mérieux Nutrisciences provides food testing services. Some of the most common allergens in food are milk, eggs, soybeans, sesame, fish, peanuts, nuts, shellfish/crustaceans and gluten.

Our allergen testing portfolio includes, but is not limited to:

  • Egg
  • Lysozyme
  • Fish
  • Peanut
  • Soy
  • Milk 
  • β-Lactoglobulin
  • Lactose
  • Casein
  • Nuts (including almonds, peanuts and more)
  • Celery
  • Mustard
  • Sesame
  • Sulphites
  • Lupine
  • Molluscs
  • Gluten
  • Crustacean

Our experts can also support you with additional services to better control your allergen risk:

Mérieux Nutrisciences accredited food allergens testing laboratories and technical and regulatory experts are recognised worldwide. Contact us to better understand our full allergens services portfolio.

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