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How does the Allergy Seal of Quality get on the product?

In the explanatory video "The certification process simply explained!" you will learn how the products are tested and by whom before they are awarded the Allergy Seal of Quality. To the video

Special care for sensitive scalps

The Sensitive line with heart seeds from RAUSCH is vegan and not tested on animals. It was developed for highly sensitive and irritated scalps and consist of a shampoo, a conditioner and a serum. The products contain no colorants and none of the 26 allergenic compounds. They have been awarded the Allergy Seal of Quality.

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Skin care to protect against cold and sunburn

When the temperature drops, our skin needs a lot of support. The same goes for sun protection – which we can provide by taking good care of it, for example by using skin and body care products with the Allergy Seal of Quality.  In winter, both the air inside and outside is particularly dry, and this deprives the skin of moisture.  Although it is cold, the sun is strong and when there is snow on the ground, the sun's rays are reflected and the amount of sun radiation that hits the skin increases. So choose the right sunscreen for winter sports as well.
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Not an insignificant matter: the right side dish

It is only the side dish that completes the menu. And sometimes it tastes so good that it becomes the star instead of the supporting actor. Some product ideas for people with food allergies or intolerances.

Certified in December

Tortilla chips, a vegan red pesto, as well as other gluten- and lactose-free products were certified. A day cream and a night cream for very sensitive skin were also awarded the Seal of Quality. Have a look and subscribe to our product news to stay up to date.

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Soups warm the hands and the heart

A walk in the snow in crystal-clear, ice-cold winter weather, what better way to warm up at home than with a warm soup. At Coop you will find a wide selection of traditional soups, such as a Grisons barley soup, tomato soup or «noodle meatball» soup. They are gluten-free and some are also lactose-free. Find your favourite soup

Emmy good day – Don't give up dairy products - just lactose!

New in the Emmi good day range: churned, lactose-free butter with rapeseed oil. Not only is it super light and fluffy, it can also be spread straight out of the fridge. Discover the Emmy good day products with the Allergy Seal of Quality.

Laundry for sensitive baby skin

Babies' skin is four to five times thinner than that of adults and reacts particularly sensitively to external influences. That is why especially skin-friendly and natural textiles are recommended from the very beginning. The bodysuits, shirts and leggings from Kuli-Muli are made of 100% organic lyocell and have been awarded the seal of quality.
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Certified in October

In keeping with the season, we were able to certify a gluten-free pumpkin risotto, a lactose-free jalapeño hummus and other gluten-free and/or lactose-free products. Two new Dyson air purifiers were also tested and awarded the Seal of Quality. Have a look and subscribe to our product news to stay up to date.

For a good night's sleep

The high season for dust mite allergies begins with the heating season. Are you affected? Covers for mattresses, duvets and pillows (encasings) act as a barrier against dust mite droppings and allergens, helping you to sleep well.  The Seal of Quality also guarantees that the product's production process has been checked and that the information on the packaging is correct.
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Your child's well-being is close to your heart

Food, care products and textiles that carry the Seal of Quality are particularly suitable for babies and children with allergies, intolerances or sensitive skin. The Seal of Quality confirms that the manufacturing process of the product has been controlled and that the information on the packaging is correct. Search the product database

Coop switches to Swiss oat

Coop‘s Karma oat-based drinks have been switched to Swiss oats. The oats used are no longer gluten-free. As a result, these products are no longer suitable for people with celiac disease or gluten intolerance. However, they remain lactose-free. As an alternative, three new plant-based drinks will be available in the Prix Garantie line from the beginning of November 2023. They will be both gluten-free and lactose-free.

For the excursion to the mountains

From rice cakes and crisps to crackers and biscuits: even with a food allergy or intolerance, it's easy to fill your rucksack for a trip to the lake or the mountains. You are sure to find what you are looking for in our product database.

A cool treat for everyone

A summer without ice cream? Unimaginable. Even those who suffer from lactose intolerance or a milk allergy no longer have to do without. The range of ice creams with the Quality Seal goes from chocolate to exquisite mango-passion fruit. See for yourself.

The steam against allergens

Laurastar hygienic steamers are an effective, fast and natural solution for disinfecting interiors. Sanitising steam eliminates microorganisms and dust mites on objects, surfaces and fabrics in a natural and lasting way. This helps to reduce the risk of allergic reactions and infections. The steamers carry the Allergy Seal of Quality. For more information

The Allergy Seal of Quality – this is checked for household appliances

Various devices can help make allergy sufferers feel more comfortable at home. The manufacturer or distributor determines which products should be certified and has them checked by Service Allergie Suisse. Consumers will then find this information on the packaging of the product and in our product database. The criteria for the certification of technical products can be downloaded here.

What does “perfume-free” mean on products bearing the Allergy Seal of Quality?

At Service Allergy Suisse, we make sure that “free” really means “free”. We check to ensure not only that the 26 potentially allergy-causing substances are absent, but that no other fragrances or essential oils are contained in the product. Furthermore, no plant extracts may have been used for perfuming.
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Finally vacation! Time to relax and recharge

Hotel beds: an ordeal for people with a house dust mite allergy, asthma or atopic dermatitis. Travel sleeping bags and anti allergy travel mattress covers that stop mites and allergens can cover or replace the normal hotel bedding.

Would you like to know...

How the idea for the Allergy Seal of Quality was developed and how it helps people with allergies and intolerances? How the Allergy Seal gets on the packaging and what is tested? What allergen management means and why it is one of the most important requirements for certification with the Allergy Seal? You can find the answers to these questions here in our explanatory videos.

Allergen-free to the Graduation

Students with allergies are welcome and in good hands at the Swiss Alpine Secondary School Davos (SAMD). What makes the school so special for allergy sufferers? Allergen-free classrooms, allergen-optimised menus and, of course, the unique Davos climate make this exclusive offer possible. We cater to individual needs and accompany young people on their way to the graduation.
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The requirements for products with the Allergy Seal of Quality and the claim "without perfume", are stricter than the legal regulations. Synthetic chemical fragrances and essential oils are additionally prohibited. Plant extracts are also not permitted for use in perfuming. That is an important added value for people with skin problems!
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Protect your skin!

As much good as the sun does for our soul, its rays get under our skin. Only those who apply sufficient sunscreen can protect themselves against sunburn. If you have sensitive skin, it is best to use lotions free of allergens such as perfumes, dyes and enzymes. A selection has been awarded the Allergy Seal of Quality. Read more

The peak pollen season starts with the grasses

The sun is back and grasses are beginning to bloom everywhere. Their pollen is the most common trigger of hay fever. Every fifth person in Switzerland has a pollen allergy and 70 percent of them react to grasses. Products with the Allergy Seal of Quality, such as pollen screens, air filters or vacuum cleaners, help to reduce pollen exposure indoors. You can find the certified products here. By the way, the grass pollen season lasts until late summer and peaks in mid-May to June.

Why an Allergy Seal of Quality?

Thanks to the Allergy Seal of Quality, people with allergies and intolerances can identify a product that is suitable for them at a glance. The Seal of Quality guarantees that the manufacturing process of a product has been carefully checked, and it also visibly confirms that the descriptions on the packaging (e.g. "without milk", "gluten-free") are correct. More information in the explanatory video

Are your products important to you?

Effective allergen management is indispensable in manufacturing facilities, be it for food, cosmetics or household appliances. It means safety for people with allergies! It is one of the most important prerequisites for certification with the Allergy Label and strengthens the confidence of customers in your products. To the video

Working together for the safety and well-being of those affected

The Allergy Seal of Quality is awarded to products that give people with allergies and intolerances security a good dose of joie de vivre. We coordinate the certification process for our customers, and we advise and support them throughout the entire process. Our team also offers bespoke consulting that is tailored to specific questions and challenges. We love what we do. We commit ourselves every day to safe products with the Allergy Seal of Quality and to meeting the high requirements.
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Skin-friendly spring cleaning

The days are getting longer again, the sun is shining and unfortunately shows us mercilessly the dirt on the windows and the dust on the shelves and on the floor. It's time for spring cleaning again! But with detergents without allergens such as perfumes, dyes and enzymes. It is best to use products with the Allergy Seal of Quality. Find your Product

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aha! products on Migros' shelves for 15 years

The everyday life of people with allergies and intolerances is characterised by a constant confrontation with the topic because they must avoid the triggers of their allergy at all costs. In 2007, Migros launched an extensive range of products for allergy sufferers. Over the past 15 years, Service Allergie Suisse has tested and certified over 700 Migros products.
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Feel-good nappies

Babies and toddlers with atopic dermatitis or sensitive and allergy-prone skin need nappies without fragrances and dyes. We could now certify particularly skin-friendly nappies from Naturaline (Coop) in six different sizes. These nappies without fragrances, without perfume, without latex and without any of the 26 allergenic compounds listed by the EU. To the nappies

Great weather, but dangerous - for the skin

As good as the sun is, its rays get under your skin. You can only protect yourself from sunburn if you apply enough sunscreen, especially now in winter. If you also have sensitive skin, it is best to use products with the Allergy Seal of Quality, without perfume, fragrances and without the 26 allergenic compounds. Find products for the whole family.

New regulations

With the new regulations 'Specific requirements for hygiene products', hygiene products and toiletries that come into contact with the skin and mucous membranes can be certified with the Allergy Seal of Quality. These include sanitary towels and pads, nappies for babies and toddlers, and dry cleaning cloths (e.g. paper tissues). The new regulations (in german or english) can be ordered from zertifizierung@service-allergie.ch.

Successfully maintained the ISO certification

The Swiss Association for Quality and Management System (SQS) has checked Service Allergie Suisse again on the occasion of the audit in December 2022 and confirmed that the requirements of ISO 9001:2015 are fulfilled. Service Allergie Suisse has been ISO certified since the beginning of 2014.

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Allergic?

Do you suffer from an allergy or intolerance and are looking for products suitable for you? Here you will find a large selection of products with the Allergy Seal of Quality, which are certified and tested by Service Allergie Suisse. They are also recommended by aha! Swiss Allergy Center. Do you have questions about allergies? Advisors from aha! Swiss Allergy Center will be happy to take time for a detailed consultation: by telephone via the aha!infoline: +41 31 359 90 50 or in writing using the form. More information

Swiss mountain with the Allergy Seal of Quality

The concept Allergy Seal of Quality

Thanks to its nationwide visibility, the Allergy Seal of Quality has a very high recognition value. With certified products, you have the opportunity to open up new markets even in economically difficult times. You can count on the trust of the people who are affected, as information, safety and transparency are important for them when making purchasing choices. Learn more

Question marks

Do the materials of the various certified encasings (mite protection covers) differ?

The materials and weave may differ, but this does not affect the permeability of mite allergens. Fabric samples can be ordered from the manufacturers. You will find the contact details at the bottom of the respective product.

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Encasings: effective asthma protection

Mite-resistant bed covers - known as encasings - can protect children with asthma, and who also suffer from a house dust mite allergy, from severe seizures. This was found by a British study. By the way: some of these ecasings are certified and bear the Allergy Seal of Quality.

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Added care for colder days

When the temperature goes down, the skin stores less water and hardly produces any sebum. It feels rough and brittle, and can become red, and even itchy. An additional protective layer helps stressed skin – for example, certified products for skin and body care with the Allergy Seal of Quality.

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Are all cosmetics with the Allergy Seal of Quality fragrance-free?

Cosmetics certified with the Allergy Seal of Quality do not necessarily have to be fragrance-free. The claim "without perfume / without fragrances" is not tested as standard, in contrary to the 26 allergenic compounds. There are also certified cosmetics that are also fragrance-free. If this claim is on the packaging of the product, it has also been tested by us. The criteria for the certification of cosmetics as well as a list of ingredients that are permitted only to a limited extent can be found here.

Where can I buy products with the Allergy Seal of Quality?

To feel good in your home

Household appliances with the Allergy Seal of Quality have been tested and certified according to the strict guidelines of Service Allergie Suisse regarding the reduction of indoor allergen exposure. They help allergy sufferers to feel comfortable at home. Relevant information can be found on the product packaging. Read the requirements for the certification of technical products.

Why do products with the Allergy Seal of Quality sometimes have traces of allergens?

Why can’t all foods suitable for me be certified?

The Allergy Seal of Quality – this is checked for household appliances

Various devices can help make allergy sufferers feel more comfortable at home. The manufacturer or distributor determines which products should be certified and has them checked by Service Allergie Suisse. Consumers will then find this information on the packaging of the product and in our product database. The criteria for the certification of technical products can be downloaded here.

New claims for cosmetics and washing and cleaning agents

We have adapted our regulations "Specific requirements for cosmetics and chemical products" and added new claims. You can order the new regulations (German or English) at zertifizierung@service-allergie.ch.

Tumble dryer from Schulthess reduces pollen

Pollens are small, insidious and causes great discomfort to allergy sufferers. The solution from Schulthess is called Pollenclean: At the push of a button, Spirit tumble dryers remove annoying and persistent plant pollen almost entirely from textiles. To the product

 

More care for your skin

Now, in the cold season, the skin stores less water and hardly produces sebum. It feels rough and brittle, and can become red and even itchy. An additional protective layer helps stressed skin – for example products for skin care with the Allergy Seal of Quality

For happy babies

The new Milette care products, available at Migros, are perfectly adapted to the special care of babies. The shampoo does not cause tears and the creams gently care for the baby's sensitive skin. To products with the Allergy Seal of Quality.

The Allergy Seal of Quality – this is checked for cosmetics

The manufacturer determines which products should be certified and has them checked by Service Allergie Suisse SA. In the case of cosmetics, for example, it is checked if the products do not contain any of the 26 chemical and allergenic substances. Read the criteria for the certification of cosmetics.