Allergens

ANALYSES

Food allergens of plant (e.g. soy, nuts, mustard, etc.) and animal origin* (e.g. milk, eggs, fish & shellfish, etc.) can be detected in all kinds of samples based on PCR (polymerase chain reaction) and/or ELISA (enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay).

*Note: according to Directive 2007/68/EC of the Commission of 27 November 2007, all ingredients included in Annex IIIA shall be indicated on the label of prepackaged foods. It concerns the following ingredients: cereals containing gluten, crustaceans, eggs, fish, peanuts, soy, milk, nuts, celery, mustard, sesame seeds, sulphur dioxide, lupine, molluscs and products derived thereof. Exceptions are also mentioned in the list in Annex IIIA of Directive 2007/68/EC.

SCOPE OF FOOD ALLERGEN ANALYSES

Matrix Parameter Method AC Contact
Various (food, feed, rinsing fluid, etc.) Detection of food allergens of plant and animal origin Plant-specific
PCR (DNA
detection); official accepted (international validated) and/or published methods
Depends on species Isabel Taverniers
Various (food, feed, rinsing fluid, etc.) Semi-quantitative detection of food allergens of plant based and animal based origin ELISA (protein detection): commercial kits and/or published methods No Isabel Taverniers

CONTACT

Isabel Taverniers, Marc De Loose, Bart Van Droogenbroeck