The prevalence of people with food allergies continues to grow, presenting both a challenge and an opportunity for food manufacturers. The challenge is to reduce or eliminate the risk of an undeclared food allergen from being present in your product, while the opportunity rests with marketing specific products safe for allergic individuals.
Cross-contamination of allergen-free products with those that contain allergens is one reason proactive food producers develop allergen control programmes (ACP), which formalise their strategy for reducing risk associated with food allergens.
Neogen® is a leader in food allergen diagnostics and offers a full range of food allergen test kits that fit into any ACP. Neogen’s food allergen tests can detect the target allergen in ingredients, liquids, clean-in-place rinses, finished foods, and on environmental surfaces, allowing you to screen incoming ingredients, segregate allergenic materials, and validate and verify your facility’s cleaning programme.
In addition to Allergen test kits, Neogen also provides Proficiency Testing Programmes that allow customers to evaluate and validate their allergen testing procedures and it’s UK food testing laboratory provides UKAS accredited contract laboratory services for a wide range of allergens for both quantitative and qualitative analysis.