Allergies are a major issue in the United States, with over 32 million people in the US having a food-based allergy. However, there is a bigger issue associated with the growing prevalence of allergies in this country. Not only are more people developing allergies, the current methods of allergen detection are ineffective and inaccessible. The need for a rapid and cost-effective allergen detection system is more important than ever. In order to develop such a method, Raman spectroscopy was considered as a detection method.