Allergies to Food
The number of children and adults diagnosed with food allergies has been steadily rising world wide. While it isn’t known what causes the abnormal immune system response to proteins found in every day foods, we do know that even a trace amount of the allergen can cause a life-threatening reaction. The reactions to contact with food allergens can range from mild to life-threatening, and those who have had previously mild reactions could develop more serious reactions.
According to the Food Allergy Research & Education organization FARE, someone is sent to the emergency department due to an allergic reaction every three minutes. The number of those in the United States alone with food allergies is estimated to be over 32 million people, and 40% of children with food allergies are allergic to more than one food.
Providing Safe Food Products
The need for food that can be safely consumed by those with food allergies is ever increasing. Proper food labeling is a vital step in meeting basic standards for allergen-conscious regulations. To certify your product allergen free, an allergen testing plan is required. Testing programs will ensure that possible contamination is caught before the product is released into the market.
We can help you take the next step. Let Trilogy Analytical Laboratories be your partner in safety through timely testing. Our experts are available to help your facility develop, implement, and oversee a food allergen testing plan. Call us today to get started, or with any questions you may have.
Our testing facility is ISO 17034 compliant and thus certified to produce reference materials. Our labs are also ISO/IEC 17025 testing laboratories. See the table below for a list of many of the common food allergens we test for.
Food Allergen Services Available: