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Milk in food production

Milk allergen control in food manufacturing with AlerTox Total Milk

Milk. It’s used as an ingredient across consumer goods ranging from cheese to make-up. Since milk is one of the major allergens, control for milk allergens in food production has to be a priority in safety plans for manufacturers. In any shared facility, hazard control for allergens is a challenge, especially in cleaning procedures for […]

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Sterculia foetida (Wild Almond) fruits

All About Almonds!

Keeping your facility free of cross contact with allergens means less chance of recalls, leading to very loyal customers. Almonds are a great ingredient in countless dishes, desserts and confections. Unless, of course, you happen to be one of the unlucky 1% that are allergic! Cross contact from almonds can have serious repercussions for these […]

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AlerTox Soy Detects Soy Allergen

AlerTox Soy: detection of soy allergen in food processing

Soy is one of the “Big 8” allergens in the US, while also being widely used in the food industry, in particular as texturizer, emulsifier and protein filler. Many non-food products, including personal care products, pet food, adhesives and lubricants can also contain Soy. For instance, Soy lecithin can be present in pharmaceuticals and cosmetics. Soy […]

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AlerTox for Nuts: Almonds and Hazelnuts

Tree Nuts are one of the most potent allergenic foods in proportion to the amount that can set off a severe reaction. Keeping your facility free from contamination by this common allergen is very important if you are complying with FDA labeling guidelines, especially given the rise in recalls due to allergen contamination. One important […]

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Fish Market

Fish Allergies? AlerTox Sticks Fish to the rescue!

Continuing our series of blog posts about the many allergens that AlerTox Sticks can test for, today we’re going to talk about fish allergies. While fish is one of the 8 allergens specifically covered under US FALCPA regulations, it’s less frequently discussed than some other allergens. Since most people who have a fish allergy react to […]

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