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The allergen detector

(article, Culinate staff)

Alas, it's not a reality yet, but a handheld gadget that can scan and detect allergens in food may soon be available to consumers. Developed by Knegadesign, the tool picks up "the presence of milk, eggs, tree nuts, fish, shellfish, peanuts, soy or wheat, the eight items that account for 90 percent of food allergies." And, presumably, keeps allergic folks from eating the wrong foods.