EMSL Analytical Expands Food Allergen and Mycotoxin Testing Capabilities
Important laboratory testing solutions for food processors and the general public were recently expanded by leading food testing laboratory.
Westmont, NJ, October 1st, 2009
An allergy is an exaggerated immune response to a substance. People and pets can be allergic to almost any substance. However, there are common allergens that a high percentage of allergy sufferers react to when exposed. According to published medical reports one out of every five Americans suffers from allergies. These range from mold, pet dander and pollen allergies to food allergies.
According to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, millions of Americans have allergic reactions to food allergens each year. The reactions can range from mild to severe and can even be life threatening. Since there are no cures for this type of allergy those that suffer from food allergies must avoid exposure.
To help protect people from food allergens EMSL Analytical, a leading food testing laboratory, has been offering extensive allergen testing services to the general public and food processing industries. The company currently offers testing for peanuts, almonds, hazelnuts, total milk, soy flour and gliadin (gluten).
In addition to the food allergen testing services, EMSL has been a pioneer in offering state-of-the-art mycotoxin testing services. Mycotoxins are toxic secondary metabolites produced by certain types of fungi. Fungal contamination of crops and stored food products is a major concern since mycotoxin contamination can lead to adverse health effects including liver cancer.
“Ensuring the safe production, distribution and consumption of food products is essential for public safety,” stated Joe Frasca, Executive Vice President Marketing at EMSL Analytical. “Protecting the millions of Americans who suffer from food allergies and ensuring our foods are safe from mycotoxin contamination is something EMSL is proud to offer,” he continued.
About EMSL Analytical, Inc.
EMSL Analytical is a leading, national provider of environmental, consumer products and materials testing services and products to professionals and the general public. The company has an extensive list of accreditations from leading organizations as well as state and federal regulating bodies.
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