The Allergen Beagle Lets Food-Allergic People Test Individual Foods

The Allergen Beagle enables users to screen food for possible allergenic contents in their own homes with a straightforward test procedure at low-cost. At this moment, the system can detect peanut, shellfish, gluten, lactose, hazelnut, egg, soy, almonds and sesame, with more in the works.

The images above show the nine-step testing process. The Allergen Beagle is a valuable tool for people suffering from allergies, since the ingredient labels often provide incomplete, unclear or even incorrect information. The tool empowers users to make sure that their diets are allergen-free and thereby lowers the risk of a life-threatening allergic reaction.