Food allergens are typically naturally-occurring proteins in foods or derivatives of them that cause abnormal immune responses. Among the most common causes of allergies are some of the following food groups:
Other common food allergies include susceptibility to soybeans, wheat, fish, seafood, fruits, spices, synthetic and natural colors and chemical additives.
Controlling the content of allergenic food in the food chain is of utmost importance. The proposed fast strip qualitative tests and quantitative ELISA tests for determination of allergen content in foods have been produced and marketed on the world market by Romer Labs .