Food allergen testing plays a crucial role in product development and labeling, ensuring that accurate information is provided to consumers with food allergies. Here’s how food allergen testing contributes to these processes:
- Ingredient selection: Food allergen testing helps in identifying allergens present in raw ingredients and guides the selection of suitable ingredients for allergen-free or hypoallergenic products.
- Recipe formulation: Testing aids in developing recipes that are free from specific allergens or have reduced allergenic content. It ensures that allergen levels in the final product comply with regulatory thresholds.
- Allergen control during production: Food allergen testing is essential for monitoring and controlling cross-contamination during production.