UKAS Accredited Food Allergen Testing at Romer Labs UK

The Romer Labs analytical service lab in Runcorn, Cheshire is one of the country’s leading providers of specialised food testing services to domestic food manufacturers. Our UKAS accreditation means that we have the analytical expertise and in-depth knowledge in food allergen testing that today’s food producers rely on to stay efficient, productive and compliant.

Food allergen analysis is a key capability of Romer Labs, and we have the recognition to prove it. 

The food allergen testing laboratory is ISO 17025 accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) and ISO 9001 certified through TUV Nord. Our team have proven expertise in the technologies essential to precise testing for food allergens: polymerase chain reaction (PCR), lateral flow devices (LFD) and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA).

Fast turn-around times make Romer Labs an extension of your lab or production facility

Imagine the convenience and reliability of a full-service lab located in your own facilities. Our lab provides you with analytical services for food allergens that meet the needs of your business.

Our normal turn-around time is 10 working days, but, if you’re in a rush, we can get it done within 3 days. If you need results right away, we can prioritise your samples with same-day service.

Sample submission made easy

Generally, a minimum of 50 g of the sample (where possible) is required for testing. Analytical results refer strictly to the submitted sample. The extent to which the sample is representative depends on the sampling procedure which is of crucial importance.

To submit a sample, simply download the submission form and send it in:

submission form


Analytical Service


Analytical Service

Romer Labs UK Ltd offers the following food allergen analyses:

AllergenLOQ SamplesLOQ Swabs (ng/ml)UKAS Accredited
Food Allergen Analyses
Almond0.4 - 10 ppm20 - 500Yes
ß-Lactoglobulin (BLG)10 - 400 ppb0.5 - 20Yes
Casein0.2 - 6 ppm10 - 300Yes
Cashew2 - 60 ppm100 - 3000No
Crustacea20 - 400 ppb1 - 20Yes
Egg White Protein0.4 - 10 ppm20 - 500Yes
Fish4 - 100 ppm200 -5000No
Gluten (AgraQuant method)4 - 120 ppm8 - 240Yes
Gluten (G12 method)4 - 200 ppm10 - 500No
Gluten (R5 method)5 - 80 ppm10 - 160Yes
Hazelnut1 - 40 ppm50 - 2000Yes
Lupin2 - 30 ppm100 - 1500No
Macadamia Nut1 - 25 ppm50 - 1250No
Milk0.4 - 10 ppm20 - 500No
Mustard2 - 60 ppm100 - 3000Yes
Peanut1 - 40 ppm50 - 2000Yes
Pistachio1 - 40 ppm50 - 2000No
Sesame2 - 30 ppm100 -1500Yes
Soy40 - 1000 ppb2 -50Yes
Walnut2 - 60 ppm100 - 3000Yes
AllergenUKAS Accredited
Food Allergen PCR Analyses
Celery (LOD 10 ppm)Yes
Pecan/Walnut (LOD 10 ppm)No
Oat (LOD 10 ppm)No


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