Food Allergen Testing - Facts vs. Fiction (2)

Food allergens not only represent a serious health risk for individuals with allergies, they are also a topic of discussion when it comes to their analysis and proper labeling.

Food allergen labeling intends to make the lives of people with allergies easier and safer, but it often causes confusion in the food industry as most laws fail to state the levels above which an allergen must be labeled. To avoid the problem of undeclared allergens in a food preparation, producers often use “may contain…” statements. However, there are more perspectives to consider.
This second part of our series sheds some light on allergen testing and labeling misconceptions.