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Nissui Of Japan To Market Fast Test For Seafood Allergen

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

Executive Summary

Japan's Nissui Pharmaceutical says it has worked with a major seafood giant to develop a quick test for determining whether people have an allergic reaction to shrimp or crabs. Japanese law requires labels on those seafoods to state whether they contain the protein tropomyosin. Nissui, which makes reagents, is affiliated with Nippon Suisan Kaisha, a seafood dealer. Nissui plans to begin marketing the kit to food manufacturers that run different foods on the same production line to check for accidental contamination. (Click here for more - a subscription may be required



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