Analysis of Allergens
The fourteen ingredients most frequently eliciting hypersensitivities to food in Europe, according to European law, have to be labelled even if the product contains only smallest amounts. We support the economy by analysing all allergens according to EU Directive 2003/89/EG and 2006/142/EG or LMKV, respectively, through labelling tests and expert opinions (e.g. for marketability). Besides we are accredited for the inspection of official counter samples according to §43 LFGB. The labelling of allergens makes it easier for everyone allergic to certain types of food when shopping for suitable products.
The “Allergenic Fourteen” Include:
- Gluten-containing grain (wheat, barley, rye, oat, spelt, kamut and hybrid stems thereof)
- Milk (including lactose)
- Nuts (almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, cashew nuts, pecan nuts, Brazil nuts, pistachios, macadamia nuts, Queensland nuts)
- Mustard seed
- Sulphur dioxide and sulphites
(from 10 milligram per kilogram or litre)
- Sweet lupines
- Molluscs (such as escargots)
WESSLING Laboratories test food allergens with the help of modern ELISA-, PCR- and enzymatic procedures. A knowledgeable team of food chemists and biologists conclusively supports you in evaluating the marketability of your products. Our accreditation according to DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025 provides you with the worldwide acknowledgement of our results.