Food Allergens are the substances which we eat or inhale but when interacted with the immune system, may cause allergic reactions. Immunoglobulin E, a class of antibodies in our system responds to allergens, lead to allergic reactions in our body. Usually dust, pollen and pet dander are considered as common allergens but human beings are susceptible to the allergic reactions from consuming food products.
The food products like nuts, wheat, gluten, Milk, Eggs, Shellfish, Soy Fish are recognized as food allergens and the protein component in such food items is considered to be responsible for causing allergies.
Allergic reactions could cause immediate wheezing, vomiting, and hives, can include stomach upset, eczema, allergic rhinitis, bronchospasm (asthma-like symptoms) and even anaphylaxis (a condition of severe allergic reaction).
It becomes the duty of the food business operator to clearly mention the complete list of ingredients on the package food container so that sensitive individuals can avoid these products. As per international guidelines for ensuring safety of the people, the priority allergens, added sulphites and gluten sources are required to be declared on the labels of the prepackaged food products.
Every food business operator has to ensure the periodic testing of food articles through accredited laboratories as per the latest guidelines issued under FSS Act/ Rules & Regulations.
We provide allergen testing services for detection levels of the concentration levels of food allergens like eggs, nuts, milk, soy etc in food products.
We have a comprehensive range of equipments and our testing services includes national & international methods for the identification of food allergens like –
- Shell Fish
Our laboratory has been identified as one of the top 5 top laboratories and is accredited by NABL, FSSAI, BIS, CDSCO, ISM&H, APEDA, EIC/EIA, AGMARK.
Please contact us today using the quick query form on the right or by calling us now on +91-11-45754575 to get your food samples tested for Food Allergens.