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Consumers depend on food companies to provide safe products.
Consumers with food allergies must be especially mindful of the food they eat, and must depend on the food industry’s ability to label product correctly and control allergens in food ingredients and in processing facilities. The presence of unlabeled allergens in food products can lead to serious health complications for consumers.
That’s why detecting the presence of undeclared food allergens, and avoiding cross contract, are among the food processing industry’s greatest challenges.
Additionally, the agricultural biotechnology sector works to prevent the inadvertent introduction of novel proteins with allergenic potential into new crops.
The internationally known Food Allergy Research and Resource Program (FARRP) at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Department of Food Science and Technology is recognized for its leadership in helping the food and agricultural biotechnology industries address these challenges through
- confidential allergen testing,
- training, and,
- information services.