Allergens

Allergens in food can cause serious, life-threatening symptoms, even in small quantities in sensitive individuals. Thus, safe detection of even the smallest traces of an allergen in a final product is important for quality assurance in the food industry.There are 14 food ingredients responsible for 90% of all food allergies. Following EU Directive 2007/68/EC or 2000/13/EC, they must be reported on the package label when present in a product. In some countries limits exist, such as in Switzerland, where it is 1,000 ppm.
For the detection of major food allergens, BIOTECON Diagnostics offers real-time PCR kits. When used in combination with the Allergen RM 800 reference material, quantification is also possible.


foodproof® Gluten Detection Kit

The foodproof Gluten Detection Kit is designed for quick and reliable detection of gluten-containing cereals (wheat, spelt, Khorasan wheat or Kamut, rye, barley and triticale) in food samples by real-time PCR. In combination with the Allergen RM 800 reference material, quantification is also possible.
People with celiac disease or wheat allergies must avoid gluten-containing foods. Several regulations, e.g. EU regulation 2007/68/EC or the US Food Allergy Labeling and Consumer Protection Act (FALCPA) require clear labeling upon positive detection of specified gluten-containing cereals in a product. The Codex Alimentarius, however, provides a threshold of <20 ppm for product to carry “gluten-free” labeling. This difference in labeling requirements is based on the diseases which are the foundation for the regulations: While the EU directive and FALCPA refer to gluten allergies, the Codex Alimentarius aims for people with celiac disease. The foodproof Gluten Detection Kit is in compliance with these regulations.

BIOTECON Diagnostics Kit

Available Platforms:

LightCycler 480
  • Reactions: 64
  • Product No.: R 302 64
5'Nuclease
  • Reactions: 64
  • Product No.: R 302 64

Specifications:

Target
  • Wheat
  • Spelt
  • Khorasan Wheat (Kamut)
  • Rye
  • Barley
  • Triticale
Matrix
  • Multiple Categories
    (please enquire)