Plant-based Alternatives & Allergen Testing

April 11, 2022

Plant-based meat and dairy alternatives are rapidly growing in popularity with consumers as food manufacturers continue to create innovative new options. According to a report by Bloomberg Intelligence, the plant-based foods market could make up to 7.7% of the global protein market by 2030, with a value of over $162 billion, up from $29.4 billion in 2020.

As plant-based products become more affordable and accessible with increased production and distribution, they’re building momentum with consumers looking for more healthy, sustainable options.

These new alternatives can increase allergen concerns for food manufacturers and consumers. Many plant-based ingredients being used contain allergens, such as soy, coconut, and almond. With such ingredients being used in different ways, effective allergen control is vital.

85 million Americans are affected by food allergies and intolerances, including 32 million who have a potentially life-threatening condition, according to Food Allergen Research and Education (FARE).

Food manufacturers protect those with food allergies by clearly labeling their products with a list of ingredients and testing to ensure that unlabeled — and potentially dangerous — allergens did not make it into food products.

With a wide range of testing solutions targeting most major allergens, we can help ensure effective allergen control throughout the production process. Our allergen product range includes both quantitative and qualitative solutions that are validated for testing ingredients, food products, and environmental samples. Our technical support team can also assist you in onboarding and validating best solution for your operation.

Explore our allergen solutions to discover how we can help with your allergen testing.

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Category: Food Safety