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Allergen Labeling of Food Products Saves Lives

EMSL Analytical offers allergen and nutritional labeling services to help food companies comply with food labeling regulations.


Cinnaminson, NJ, September 11th, 2012
Last week, The Republic published a story about parents of school children in Arizona working to develop policies that would make schools do more to protect students with severe food allergies.  The article cites a study that found that up to 4 out of 100 children may be affected by these food allergies.  The article discusses efforts that are being done to build momentum for new legislation that would require schools to stock epinephrine, which would help in cases of severe allergic reactions. 
An allergy is an exaggerated immune response to a substance.  People can be allergic to almost any substance and for many this includes common foods.  Some common food allergens may include:

  • Peanuts
  • Almonds
  • Eggs
  • Hazelnuts
  • Total Milk
  • Soy Flour
  • Gliadin (Gluten)

One company that has been at the forefront of helping food manufacturers, distributors and retailers identify food allergens is EMSL Analytical, Inc.  EMSL’s Food Allergen Testing Program can be used when there is a need to confirm or deny the presence of a specific regulated food allergen.
“Food allergen labeling can aide in informing the public of what is present in the food they are consuming,” reported Joe Frasca, Senior Vice President, Marketing at EMSL Analytical, Inc. “EMSL offers analysis for the detection of a large number of the most common food allergens of concern. Many other less common food allergen testing services are also available upon request.  To help educate people about allergens, EMSL offers a free poster that can be requested from our website.”
To learn more about allergen testing, nutritional labeling or other food testing services, please visit: or, call (800) 220-3675 or email .
About EMSL Analytical, Inc.
EMSL Analytical is a nationally recognized and locally focused provider of 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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