Lab-based allergen analysis is a powerful tool to assist in robust and effective allergen management, but the use of the incorrect method or technique may actually increase the risk for both a food production site and the allergic consumer.
Understanding the choices and the limitations of analysis can assist food producers to develop a robust analysis program to support their allergen management plan.
The Allergen Bureau is pleased to announce the addition of a Food Allergen Analysis page to the resources available at the Allergen Bureau’s website.
The page provides basic information on Allergen analysis, routine methods, analytical limitations and recommendations on best practise. The application of analysis to VITAL and quantitative risk assessment is outlined and provides information that is essential to understand the appropriate use of analytical results in risk assessments and allergen management.
The page will continue to be updated so check back regularly for new information!