Determine the presence of allergens to ensure public safety and meet labeling rules, with independent testing solutions to detect and quantify the presence of allergens as part of a control program.
Undeclared allergens are a leading cause of product recalls in the food industry. Often naturally occurring proteins, they retain some level of allergenicity even after food processing. To protect consumers, many markets enforce labeling requirements that cover allergenic ingredients and possible cross-contamination.
We provide comprehensive testing and labeling solutions for every stage of your food supply chain. Our experts can determine the presence and quantity of allergens at even the lowest levels using proven Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) and Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA) testing methodologies.
With an expansive and diverse method portfolio, we are able to recommend suitable test kits for your products and can support cleaning procedures with validation testing swabs and rinse waters. Our solutions can be tailored to your requirements, supporting process validation programs.
We offer testing on a wide range of allergens, including:
- Gluten in cereals (barley, oats, rye, wheat, etc.)
- Milk and dairy products
- Mollusks (clams, mussels, oysters, scallops, etc.)
- Nuts (almonds, Brazil nuts, cashews, hazelnuts, macadamia nuts, peanuts, pecans, pistachios, walnuts, etc.)
- Seafood crustaceans (crabs, lobsters, prawns, etc.)
- Sesame seeds
- Sulfur dioxide and sulfites (at levels above 10mg/kg or 10mg/L)
SGS is recognized as the benchmark for quality and integrity. Wherever you operate in the world, we support you at every step of your product’s development – from raw materials to end product – helping you to deliver safe, high-quality and compliant products to global markets.