Food allergens are proteins in food which can trigger allergic, sometimes even life-threatening reactions in sensitised individuals. Managing food allergies usually means completely eliminating the allergenic proteins from one’s diet, requiring strict traceability throughout the food production process, from raw material to the final product.
For this reason, EU Regulation 1169/2011 brings together EU rules on general food labelling (including allergens), alongside similar legislation in many other countries worldwide, which also require food manufacturers to label allergenic ingredients on food product packaging. Many other countries worldwide have similar legislation requiring food manufacturers to label products potentially containing allergens.
NEW LINE! SENSIStrip Allergen Lateral Flow Tests
The new SENSIStrip allergen lateral flow devices are designed for quick detection of the different allergens that must be labelled on packaged foodstuffs. The kits are based on the concept of an immunoassay. With only a few minutes of incubation time, they provide a very easy-to-use technique for adequate control at different stages of the food manufacturing process, across food matrices, rinse water and equipment.
The SENSIStrip assays are the perfect tool to control any potential cross-contamination with food allergens, avoiding external analyses and thus considerably reducing the time needed to release a food product batch to the market.
Key benefits of the lateral flow tests
• Sensitive tools, very low LOD
• Fast and easy use
• No need of highly qualified end user
• Evaluation card is included to enable a semi-quantitative result
• All necessary and ready-to-use material provided to perform 20 individual analyses per kit
NEW READER! Our RapidScan ST5-W lateral flow reader is unique to the market with its flexibility, multiple target analysis and its compatibility with applications for Eurofins Technologies’ allergen, GMO, glyphosate and algal toxins lateral flow tests. This portable instrument is a highly flexible, easy to use and accurate imaging platform which performs well both in laboratories and in field testing environments, where quick results are needed for contamination analysis. With a data storage capacity of up to 5000 test results, reports are easy to create and export.
SENSIStrip gluten is already validated on the reader and the full SENSIStrip allergen LFD portfolio will be validated on the instrument soon. Download this flyer to learn more about validated applications.
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 broad range of allergen ELISA kits offered by Eurofins Technologies will improve and simplify in-house testing processes.
SENSISpec INgezim Gluten R5 ELISA – AOAC Performance Tested Method
The assay is based on the R5 Monoclonal Antibody, which is specific for proteins from wheat, rye and barley. The Limit of Detection of the assay is 3.4 ppm (mg/kg), lower than the limits established by the Codex Alimentarius.
The AOAC Performance Tested Method status of the assay demonstrates that after a rigorous validation study, all the results obtained were satisfactory according with the expected. The SENSISpec INgezim Gluten R5 kit provides fast and reliable quantitative results for gluten detection and it is a validated assay for ISO 17025 accredited laboratories. SENSISpec INgezim Gluten R5 Product page
SENSISpec Total Soy Protein ELISA Kit
The new Total Soy Protein ELISA assay is based on antibodies raised against hydrolyzed soy protein, which makes it a suitable assay for the quantification of processed protein residues in baby food, cookies, cereals, ice cream, chocolate, instant meal and sausage. Compared with competitors’ ELISA kits for processed soy detection, the assay shows no cross-reactivity with any other legumes. Visit product page
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)
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