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Allergens

Allergen testing

Allergens

Since the changes to the Food Information Regulations, food businesses must provide information about the allergenic ingredients in any food they sell or provide. There are 14 major allergens which need to  be stated on a label, on menus, charts or specified orally by members of staff.  

ALcontrol has invested in a state of the art Molecular Biology Department to help customers test their products, environmental swabs and raw ingredients to ensure their brand and consumers are protected.

 

What use ALcontrol for your Allergen testing? 

 

• We hold ServiceMark Accreditation. This accreditation is a national standard which identifies an achievement in customer service.

• We hold UKAS accreditation for a wide range of Allergen tests indicating our dedication to quality and demonstrating our technical abilities at the highest standard. 

• Technical experts with scientific degrees and doctorates are available for technical guidance.

• We are continuously investing in developing new testing methods to meet customer needs.

 

Swabbing kits 

Please contact your ALcontrol Laboratories site if you require swabs for Allergens testing.

 

Allergens Literature 

Food Allergens Magazine Article by Dr Emma Ridley 

Food Allergies - what's changed Article by Dr Emma Ridley 

14 Allergens Flyer A list of the 14 allergens that need to be mentioned when they are used as ingredients in food as specified by the FSA (Food Standards Agency)

 

Allergen testing turnaround times

Allergen testing turnaround times