As of January 1, 2006 U.S. law requires that food labels clearly identify any ingredient containing protein derived from the 8 major allergenic food groups.
The "Big 8" consist of:
- Tree nuts
Importance of Allergen Testing
Allergens are proteins from foods which cause an allergic reaction in prone individuals. A product may be subject to recall if it contains a major allergenic protein ingredient that is not declared on the food label.
Due to this, it is critical that your products don’t contain any residues of any potentially allergenic proteins. This can occur if sanitation procedures are not effective in removing trace amounts of protein from a food prep surface.
What Can MarketFresh Do For You?
MarketFresh has increased their allergen testing capabilities to include both qualitative and quantitative methods for products as well as environmental samples.
We are accredited for:
- Brazil Nut
- Macadamia Nut
- Other tests available upon request
Allergen testing supplies are available for purchase through MarketFresh.
If you have specific needs for your allergen testing, please Contact MarketFresh to discuss.