Food Allergen Testing Solutions
Food allergens can pose a significant risk for individuals with allergies. Allergens, primarily proteins, often cause the immune system to react as if they are harmful, leading to IgE-mediated or non-IgE-mediated immune reactions. In some cases, these reactions can be life-threatening. It's crucial to identify and manage allergens and their risk to ensure food safety and prevent health complications for allergic consumers.
Romer Labs is dedicated to providing comprehensive allergen testing solutions to food producers, helping them prevent any undesired allergen contamination in their products. Our wide range of offerings includes test kits, reference materials, and analytical services, designed to meet the needs of the modern food industry. With years of experience and expertise in allergen testing, we ensure that you can confidently provide safe and enjoyable food products to customers around the world.
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Allergen Reference Materials
Food producers and analytical laboratories require reliable and effective methods of analysis. However, the lack of certified reference materials for food allergens has long been a significant challenge.
The development of LGC Allergen Reference Materials by the National Measurement Laboratory at LGC in the UK, in collaboration with the University of Manchester and Romer Labs, represents a significant step towards solving this problem.
The LGC Allergen Reference Materials, offered by Romer Labs in cooperation with LGC, consist of five individual allergenic materials (almond, egg, hazelnut, milk, and walnut) as well as the first-ever multi-allergen reference material: a chocolate dessert matrix that includes all five allergens. Each reference material comes with a certificate stating its uncertainty and metrological traceability to the International System of Units (SI).
These reference materials have various uses. They can be used to develop and validate methods for testing individual allergenic foods, serve as external check calibrators, and estimate the recovery of allergens in matrices for which no specific reference materials exist, through spiking or the preparation of incurred material.
Overall, the LGC Allergen Reference Materials offer a reliable and effective solution to the challenge of allergen testing and provide a valuable resource for food producers and analytical laboratories.