What is a Food Lab?
Unique to the Southern California Food Allergy Institute, the Institute houses a one-of-a-kind food laboratory. Given the precise nature of TIP™, each patient requires very specific protein dose requirements, down to the milligram and microgram of protein.
How is it possible to measure these small doses safely?
The Food Lab is led by several food technicians who follow a focused design process which is geared to producing clean, cross-contamination free sources of food proteins including peanuts, tree nuts, seeds and more. After whole foods are processed utilizing processes to remove oil and fat, the remaining proteins are in modified powder form. These foods are measured individually, labeled, and packaged with expiration dates all at a patient specific level. Currently, the Food Lab produces over 30,000 doses of food protein every month! The hard work of our food laboratory technicians keep our TIP™ patients safe as they navigate the process of food treatment.