Food Allergens and Intolerance Testing Market - Global Industry Analysis, Forecast, 2016 – 2024

Food Allergens and Intolerance Testing Market - Global Industry Analysis, Forecast, 2016 – 2024

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Food Allergens and Intolerance Testing Market: Overview
Food allergies or food intolerances have affected nearly every person at some of point in their lifetime. However, there is a
difference between food allergies and food intolerance. A food allergy causes hypersensitivity of the body’s immune system. It
involves an abnormal response triggered by the immune system upon ingestion of certain kind of food. The most common food
allergens reported in food allergy or intolerance testing include cow’s milk, peanuts, eggs, seafood, shellfish, soy, wheat and
tree nuts such as almonds, Brazil nuts, cashews, pine nuts, pistachios and walnuts. If the immune system is not involved in the
reaction to a food then it is known as food intolerance.
According to the World Allergen Organization (WAO), food allergies affect 220 - 250 million people worldwide. In the U.S.,
annually an estimated 30,000 emergency room visits occur due to food allergies which lead to 2,000 hospitalizations and 200
deaths. In the last few decades, the global market for food allergy and intolerance products has gone from being a niche space
to mainstream. As a growing number of people are suffering from food allergies and intolerance to specific ingredients, the
market now has promising growth prospects.
The global food allergens and intolerance testing can be segmented into in...

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