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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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Analysis of allergens on work surfaces: “cotton cheats”

Apr 28, 2017 8:52:36 AM / by admin posted in Analysis of allergens, Control of allergens, Cross contamination, Elisa Test, Allergens, Labelling, Rapid Test, Work surfaces., zeulab


Have you ever wondered if the cleaning that you do is really effective? The answer is especially important when we talk about cross-contamination through food allergens.

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Allergens on surfaces: A source of Cross-contacts control in allergen management

Dec 18, 2014 12:23:29 PM / by admin posted in allergens in food, allergy management, allergy testing, allergy testing kits, allergy tests, Cross contamination, eu food regulations, Food allergen detection, food allergen detector, food allergens, food allergies, food allergy detection, food information for consumers, food labelling regulations, food microbiology testing, food processing, food testing methods, gluten free diet, allergen detection, allergen extraction, allergen food detection, allergen legislation, allergen management, allergen testing food industry, allergen testing kits, Allergens, HACCP, Hazard analysis and critical control points, hidden allergens, most allergenic foods, new allergen laws, regulation


The countdown to the coming into force of Regulation (EU) 1169/2011 starts. From 13th December of this year, all commercialized food has to highlight if any allergens of mandatory mention are present in their composition. Even unpackaged food and menus offering in catering or restaurants are included in this regulation.

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Jul 24, 2014 12:55:25 PM / by admin posted in Cross contamination, Egg allergy, Food allergen detection, food allergies, Food allergy, Allergens, NIST 8445, Ovalbumin, Ovomucoid, Sandwich ELISA


Food allergy involves adverse reaction of immunity system to determined foods (mostly proteins). Food allergies represent an important health problem affecting mainly children (6-8%). Symptoms can vary form mild (hives) to severe reactions such as anaphylaxis. The amount of food allergen that can trigger an allergic reaction is different in each patient and trace of allergens (little microgram) can be enough to induce a reaction. Hence, rigorous information about foods that contain allergens is very important to allow allergic people manage their diet.

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