Food allergy, as we know, affects many, thus making it perplexing and uneasy for the same people to try new preparations at known/unknown eateries. To make it easier to detect the presence of possible allergens which likely can be listed as milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, shellfish, soy and wheat, a hand-held device was conceptualized in a design course program at Umeå Institute of Design.
Called the Food Allergen Detector, the tiny tool when activated near the food determines the presence of an allergen by showing off a red light. A green glow gives the ‘go-for-it’ signal. Designed by Erik Borg, the Food Allergen Detector was developed in collaboration with Philips healthcare products.”The Food Allergen detector received the IF concept award 2011“.