Food Production: Managing Risks through Effective Allergen Testing
If you are involved in food production, consider the importance of allergen testing. In general, food allergens are proteins that trigger an immune response from the body. These food substances are usually harmless to most of the human population. However, if some individuals consume the offending proteins, the body produces antibodies to fight the invasion. An affected person might experience symptoms like hives, swelling of lips and digestive discomfort. In severe cases, a person will go into anaphylactic shock.