Food safety: Why test for coconut?

In 2004, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued the Food Allergy Labeling and Consumer Protection Act (FALCPA), mandating food product labels prominently display the presence of any ingredient from one of the eight major food allergens: peanuts, eggs, milk and milk by-products, wheat, tree nuts, soy, fish and shellfish. These allergens account for […]

Eliminating the hook effect in allergen testing

This article comes from Neogen’s Allergen Insider newsletter, a resource for the latest developments and news in allergen testing and related technology. See here to read the rest of the latest issue of Allergen Insider.

When testing for allergens with rapid methods, such as lateral flow test kits, there’s always a risk that a grossly […]