Allergens Overview

According to the World Allergy Organization, there are approximately 250 million people world-wide who suffer from food allergies which can often be fatal. In the past decade, no country has reported a decline in allergies. To the contrary, most countries have reported increases.

While many countries still do not have legislation requiring labeling for food products, in those that do, citizens rely on accurate information to stay healthy. That is why it is essential to make sure processing equipment, production lines and rinse water are clean and tested between runs.

Charm AllerGiene swab is an ATP-based allergen control test designed to prevent cross-contact from allergenic food soil on process equipment. It measures ATP (adenosine triphosphate) at low levels as an indicator for the presence of food on wet-cleaned surfaces or rinse waters. By achieving a higher level of “clean”, better management of allergen control programs is achieved.

The Aller-ROSA Milk Test for allergen screening detects the presence of milk allergens, casein and/or beta-lactoglobulin, in rinse water or on food contact surfaces.