From discovering the source of a food allergen contamination to offering one of the broadest allergen scopes of any laboratory in the nation, food manufacturers receive solutions and peace of mind by partnering with Microbac's world-class allergen testing team. For example, most regulatory labs that perform testing for the FDA have the capacity to test products for just the most common allergens – commonly referred to as the Big 8 or Big 9. With over 49 full ISO-accredited food allergen tests, our lab can test for virtually any known food allergen from the Big 9 (milk, eggs, fish, crustacean shellfish, tree nuts, wheat, peanuts, soybeans, and sesame) to way beyond. Microbac will detect where in the supply chain a product became contaminated with an undeclared allergen.
Microbac's allergen and GMO testing laboratory in Oak Ridge, Tennessee is directed by Dr. Aaron Peacock. Prior to directing this laboratory, Dr. Peacock worked as a researcher, consultant, and laboratory manager. To date, he has co-authored 90 peer-reviewed scientific papers, five book chapters, and numerous reports in the areas of molecular methods for environmental health. Dr. Peacock is joined by Technical + Operations Manager Robert Brooks, a biotechnology specialist with nearly 30 years of experience. Brooks was hired to design and build Microbac's first-ever molecular core laboratory. Together, Dr. Peacock and Brooks have built a highly skilled and specialized team, capable of solving difficult forensic mysteries for the food industries most pressing allergen testing needs.
With one of the largest allergen scopes in the country, Microbac can meet your needs. Below are the standard allergen tests we offer, with the addition of specialized and uncommon food allergens upon request:
Collectively, the team at Microbac's Oak Ridge Laboratory has more than 50 years of experience in the industry. For certain aspects of testing, like GMOs, that's almost double the time that the topic has been on the public radar. In fact, when it comes to GMOs, these specialists have a depth of experience in an industry that is relatively new as far as the testing goes. This highly specialized team has been testing GMOs for nearly as long as GMO awareness has been on the public radar. And to get our clients the results they need, the scientists here at Microbac Oak Ridge are combining cutting edge technology with years of industry experience to get you the data results that you need to succeed, fast.
Most food recalls are due to undeclared allergens and are 100% preventable if food quality professionals have the right allergen testing laboratory on their team. Microbac is proud to offer food professionals like yourself one of the largest allergen testing scopes not only nationwide, but globally. And while we understand you have many options for this testing, we believe we are the best pick for you and your business.