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Advantages and disadvantages of the main analytical methods used in allergen management

Jul 14, 2017 11:50:24 AM / by admin posted in Analytical methos, ATP, Control, Cross contamination, Allergens, Proteon Express, Rapid Test, Test LFIC, zeulab


Analytical methods are needed for a correct management and control of potential allergen cross-contamination, as well as the reinforcement of the quality of the manufacturing and cleaning processes.

According to European regulation No 1169/2011, it is mandatory to report specific allergens present in a product.

Direct methods are recommended because they allow the detection of specific allergenic proteins, avoiding false positives, because they are able to distinguish accurately the presence of a particular allergen.

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Analytical methods of allergen detection

May 5, 2017 9:57:13 AM / by admin posted in Analytical methods, ATP, food, Food and Drink Europe, allergen detection, Allergens, Inmunochromatographic, Proteon, Surfaces


Food allergens are components of foodstuff and additives that when digested, in contact or inhale cause an immune reaction known as food allergy.

Although some allergies occur more frequently than others, and there are about 160 foods that can cause allergic reactions, the most common ones are those to the cow milk, eggs, legumes (including soy), wheat/gluten, fish, shellfish, fruits, and nuts, such as peanuts and walnuts.

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