Food Companies Could Increase Sales with Allergen Free Products
EMSL Analytical provides food allergen and pathogen testing services to keep the public and the nation’s food supply safe.
According to the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network approximately 12 million Americans suffer from food allergies. Food allergies occur when a person’s immune system attacks a food protein and the results can be deadly.
Allergic reactions to milk, egg, soy, wheat, peanut, tree nut, fish and shellfish account for up to 90% of reactions to food allergens. According to the FDA, “Each year, millions of Americans have allergic reactions to food. Although most food allergies cause relatively mild and minor symptoms, some food allergies can cause severe reactions, and may even be life-threatening. There is no cure for food allergies. Strict avoidance of food allergens — and early recognition and management of allergic reactions to food — are important measures to prevent serious health consequences.”
There are some food manufacturers and processors that have made a concerted effort to tailor their products to those who suffer from food allergens. These companies recognize the 12 million potential consumers who suffer from food allergies and include only ingredients in their products that are free of these food allergen triggers.
Supporting the efforts of these food companies is EMSL Analytical, Inc. They are one of the leading food testing companies providing allergen testing services in North America. Their food testing laboratories provides analytical services to the general public, food processors, distributors and retailers.
“With over 30 laboratories across North America, EMSL has three that are specifically focused on food testing,” reported Joe Frasca, Senior Vice President at EMSL Analytical. “Located in St. Louis, Chicago and Cinnaminson, New Jersey, they utilize highly sensitive and specific ELISA (Enzyme-Linked-Immuno-Sorbant-Assay) to detect these protein residues down to part per million ranges to ensure the products are allergen free.”
About EMSL Analytical, Inc.
EMSL Analytical is a nationally recognized and locally focused provider of quality food, environmental 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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