Food allergens are proteins in food which can trigger allergic, sometimes even life-threatening reactions in sensitized individuals. Even extremely low allergen concentrations are sufficient to cause symptoms. 90% of all food allergies are caused by the following 8 common food categories: milk, eggs, peanuts, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, wheat, and soy.
EU directive 2003/89/EC requires food manufacturers to label their products with all ingredients potentially capable of causing allergic reactions. Additionally, the directive includes 1a list of food ingredients classified as being possible allergens or intolerants.
EU Regulation 1169/2011 on the provision of food information to consumers brings together EU rules on general food labeling (including allergens) and nutrition labeling into one piece of legislation.
Many other countries worldwide have similar legislation requiring food manufacturers to label products potentially containing allergens.
SENSISpec Allergen Detection ELISA Kits
It is critical to ensure that low-level contaminations are not missed during the on-site analysis, resulting in false negative results being released. Reliable and rapid solutions, such as the allergen ELISA kits offered by Eurofins Technologies will improve and simplify in-house testing processes.
Key benefits of the ELISA kits
• Quick and sensitive method with low limits of detection
• Quantitative results
• Simple test format
• Comprehensive ELISA test kit portfolio
• All kits available in 2 sizes (96 / 48 wells)
Allergen Lateral Flow Tests
Lateral flow assays are well suited for quick, in-process sampling. With these easy-to-use strip tests, allergen proteins can be detected in food samples or by swabbing surfaces. Results are delivered in less than 15 minutes without the need of instrumentation.
Key benefits of the lateral flow tests
• Results in less than 15 min
• Easy to use in the field
• No trained staff needed
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