Allergen Testing

Cotecna helps to ensure food safety and consumer health, while avoiding food recalls caused by undeclared allergens on a food label by providing cost-effective solutions to test for the presence of the "Big 8" FDA regulated allergens.

Cotecna utilizes techniques such as the Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA) to detect levels of the “Big 8” allergens and gluten at low concentrations.

These techniques detect the food allergen at the cellular level and provide a quick and definitive result that allows manufacturers to dispose of or re-label contaminated products before they are released. 

Cotecna can tailor-make a program specific to your needs, by using the assay that will yield the best results for your product.

We test the "Big 8" FDA regulated allergens, which are:

  • Peanut
  • Tree Nuts
  • Milk
  • Egg
  • Wheat
  • Soy
  • Fish
  • Shellfish
  • We also additionally test for Gluten*

*Although, not technically an FDA-regulated allergen, gluten intolerance has increased dramatically over the past 50 years with studies showing that 1 in 200 suffer from various degrees of ill effect.

Our highly experienced team of microbiologists, biologists and chemists, working in our state-of-the-art lab, will provide accurate results in a timely manner so that you can put your product in circulation with confidence.

Key Benefits

  • Quality and health safety compliance
  • Brand protection
  • Clear and transparent labelling
  • FDA Product Compliance
  • Competitive advantage
  • Risk mitigation
  • Increased customer confidence

Request an Analysis

To learn more about our allergen testing services, or to request an analysis for your business, please don't hesitate to contact us.

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