North America Food Allergen Testing Market Forecast to 2027

The North America food allergen testing market is expected to grow from US$ 201. 33 million in 2018 to US$ 403. 90 million by 2027; it is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 8. 1% from 2019 to 2027. Anaphylaxis and food allergy are among leading causes of public health risk in developed countries such as the US and Canada.

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Although the prevalence is higher in young children, recent studies indicate it is becoming more common in adolescents and young adults.

Moreover, there is growing evidence of the increasing prevalence of food allergies in rapidly developing countries.Food allergy incidence is rapidly rising in developed regions such as North America.

According to the Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE), ~32 million people in the US have some kind of food allergies. ~11% of people between the age group 18–26 million adults have food allergies in the US. ~40% of children in the country have multiple food allergies, i.e., they are allergic to more than one food type. In the US, 200,000 people require emergency medical care every year for allergic reactions caused due to food. The country also witnessed 377% increase in medical procedures to treat anaphylaxis or food allergies from 2007 to 2016. This further bolsters the growth of the food allergen testing market
In 2018, the milk segment led the North America food allergen testing market, based on source.Milk, as well as milk product, allergy is one of the most commonly found food allergies among children.

Cow milk is one of the usual causes of milk allergies; however, milk from sheep, buffalo, goats, and other mammals can also cause allergic reactions, which occur occurs soon after the consumption of milk.Signs and symptoms of milk allergy range from mild to severe, and they include vomiting, wheezing, hives, and digestive problems, varying from person to person.

Milk allergy can also cause anaphylaxis, a severe, life-threatening reaction.Avoiding milk and milk products is the prime solutions to avoid complications associated with milk allergies.

Apart from the symptoms mentioned above, immediate signs and symptoms might include itching or tingling feeling around the lips or mouth; swelling of the lips, tongue, or throat; and coughing or shortness of breath.
Presently, major countries in North America are under lockdown due to the COVID 19 pandemic.In the high-impact countries in the region, isolation and social distancing measures have been put in place.

The lesser production of goods and commodities is hampering the growth of the North America food allergen testing market as the demand for these solutions has declined over the past couple of months.The US has reported the highest number of confirmed cases of as the disease in this region.

The outbreak and measures taken to contain the infection spread are likely to impact the food &

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356 Cases Of Trader Joe’s Halibut Recalled Over Allergen Concerns

KEY POINTS

  • Orca Bay Foods is recalling its Trader Joe’s brand Gluten Free Battered Halibut
  • The recall was issued after the discovery of undeclared milk and wheat allergens
  • Although less common, anaphylaxis is a potentially life-threatening reaction to allergens

Trader Joe’s is recalling 4,450 pounds of its Gluten Free Battered Halibut due to undeclared allergens. Those with wheat or milk allergies may potentially experience severe allergic reactions if they consume the product.

Seattle-based Orca Bay Foods on Friday recalled 356 cases of its 10-ounce Trader Joe’s brand Gluten Free Battered Halibut SKU 00503822 with the code 537312620 and “Best If Used By Nov. 5, 2021” noted on the box.

In an announcement posted on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) website, Orca Bay Foods noted that the affected products contain wheat and milk allergens that were not declared in the packaging information. The recall was initiated once this was discovered.

The affected products were sold in Trader Joe’s stores in Wisconsin, Vermont, Tennessee, Rhode Island, Ohio, New York, New Hampshire, Nebraska, Missouri, Minnesota, Michigan, Massachusetts, Maine, Kentucky, Kansas, Iowa, Indiana, Illinois and Connecticut.

Those who may have purchased the product are being advised to check if the item they bought is affected by the recall. If it is, they should return it to where they bought it for a full refund.

Photos of the recalled product are available at the FDA website.

Fish Pictured: Representative image of a plate of fish. Photo: Monika Schröder/Pixabay

So far, no illnesses related to the recall have been reported but the company said in the announcement that people with an allergy or “severe sensitivity” to wheat or milk may experience a severe allergic reaction if they consume the product.

In the case of wheat allergy, symptoms such as swelling, hives, nasal congestion, headache and difficulty in breathing may appear within minutes to hours after consuming products that contain wheat. In severe cases, the patient may even experience anaphylaxis, which is a less common but potentially life-threatening allergic reaction that may cause the throat to swell and send the body into shock, according to the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (ACAAI).

What’s difficult about wheat allergy is that it’s not always obvious whether a product contains wheat. Although breads, pastas and cereals are the more obvious food products that contain wheat, the grain may also be present in hot dogs, ice cream or sauces. Even non-food items such as Play-Doh and cosmetics may contain wheat.

“A wheat allergy reaction can cause symptoms that range from mild to life-threatening; the severity of each reaction is unpredictable,” the ACAAI said.

As such, it’s important for people with food allergies in general to always carry an auto-injector with epinephrine in case of an anaphylactoc shock. 

Similarly, people with milk allergy may also experience more common symptoms such as hives, stomach upset, bloody stool and vomiting, with anaphylaxis being a rarer reaction.

The ACAAI notes that about 80% of children outgrow their milk allergy

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