Milk is considered to be one of the best nutritional elements all over the world, especially for infants and young children. Mothers are advised by doctors to feed their young ones with milk initially and later on with other food items. In fact mother’s milk is the first and only meal given to the new born.
But like other foods, milk can also cause an allergic reaction in susceptible individuals. Allergy to cow’s milk is the most common food allergy in infants and young children. Symptoms of a milk allergy reaction can range from mild, such as hives, to severe, such as anaphylaxis. Approximately 2.5% of children younger than 3 years of age are allergic to milk. Nearly all infants who develop an allergy to milk do so in their first year of life. Most children eventually outgrow a milk allergy.
Milk allergy occurs due to an overreaction of the immune system to a specific milk protein(s). These can be one of dozens of the proteins within milk, the most common being α S1-casein. The allergy caused by this allergen can result in skin problems, gastric problems like diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and so on. Usually milk allergies are quite common but sometimes they can be life threatening.
That is why it is advisable for FBOs involved in packaging of milk and milk products to test their packaged food and complete information should be displayed on the label. As per the FSSAI guidelines, if the packaged food does not contain label or wrong specification on the label, it is liable for legal action.
Testing could be done easily from FSSAI certified labs like ours. In compliance with the Food Safety Regulations we provide consultation on allergen testing of milk and milk products, which are tested under strict adherence to the FSSAI guidelines and regulations by qualified scientists. We conduct proper test on every food product efficiently in order to ensure that the consumers are safe and healthy. We have well equipped, state-of-the-art labs for allergen testing of milk as well as other food items.
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