Concept Developed For Food Allergen Detector

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Those with food allergies are well aware of eating at restaurants and anywhere else where the ingredients of their food are impossible to verify. Those who have food allergies can only verify that a food is truly allergen-free by taking a bite. Yet this presents a very real danger; if the food contains the allergen, this could result in a life-threatening allergic reaction.

Many people with allergies to peanuts and other foods may experience a reaction to even a trace amount of the allergen in their food. With this in mind, Technabob asks whether there is a better way to detect food allergens than this inexact test.

Erik Borg says yes! His concept, a food allergen detector, is a device about the size of a pen. It tests the food, providing a simple notification – either a red or green light – if one of the top eight most common food allergens is detected. The food allergen detector can test for milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, soy, wheat, fish, and shellfish.

With today's technology, new devices are constantly making our lives easier and more efficient. This cutting-edge gadget presents a real solution for those with food allergies. More importantly, it could even save lives, by detecting dangerous food allergens without a bite.

By Kimberly Ann Gray Johnson on Wed, 09-28-11, 13:20

This would be an amazing miracle device should it be produced and affordable! I'm excited to see where it goes and it's accuracy. It would make life easier for my 5 y/o and that would be a blessing. He has so much anxiety about food and having a reaction... it would give him more confidence to be able to check food items himself as well.

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