Allergen
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Allergen

ALLERGEN, for the purpose of these Regulations, means:

  • Milk, EGG, or FISH and including but not limited to bass, flounder, cod, and including crustacean SHELLSTOCK including but not limited to, crab, lobster or shrimp, and tree nuts including but not limited to, almonds, pecans or walnuts, wheat, peanuts, and soybeans.
  • A FOOD ingredient that contains protein derived from a FOOD as specified above. AMERICAN NATIONAL STANDARDS INSTITUTE (ANSI) means the private, non-profit organization that administers and coordinates the U.S. voluntary standardization and conformity assessment system. APPROVED means acceptable to the HEALTH AUTHORITY based on conformance with appropriate, accepted, or recognized industry standards, and good public health practice. APPROVED SOURCE means any FOOD for sale or consumption that is from a grower, supplier, manufacturer, processor, or any entity that is acceptable to the HEALTH AUTHORITY, based on a determination of conformity with principles, practices, and generally recognized standards that protect public health.
Allergen

A chemical or biological substance that induces an allergic state or reaction, characterized by hypersensitivity. A substance that induces allergic reaction.

Allergen

 A substance that causes an allergic reaction in individuals sensitive to it.

Allergen

A substance that causes an allergic response. Examples include pollen, molds and certain foods.

Allergen
"allergen": an antigen that provokes an immune response
Allergen
"allergen": an antigen that provokes an immune response
Allergen

An antigen, a substance capable of inducing allergy or specific hypersensitivity.

Allergen

A foreign substance to the body's immune system that may cause an allergic reaction.

Allergen

A substance that causes an allergic response. Examples include pollen, molds, and certain foods.

Allergen

Immunostimulant antigenic substance which may or may not cause a clinically significant effect but which is capable of producing immediate hypersensitivity.

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Allergen has been defined 11 different ways in documents like Food Establishment Regulations, IAQ Building Education and Assessment Model, FRTR Glossary, and 7 more.

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