Food Safety and Environmental Testing

Allergen Testing - General Context

An allergen is a substance capable of sensitizing an organism and causing abnormal symptoms when reintroduced. By combining molecular biology (Real-time PCR) and fully automated ELISA techniques, CellMadeTM Laboratories is able to measure foodstuffs allergens as listed in European regulations 828/2014 defining thresholds for products declared gluten-free (≤20 mg/kg) and products with very low gluten content (≤100 mg/kg).and 1169/2011 specifying the labelling rules for 14 potential allergenic ingredients according to Directive 2007/68/EC.