Allergens analysis
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Allergens analysis in food

PROTEON GLUTEN/MILK/EGG EXPRESS - Rapid test for detection of gluten, milk or egg in food

It is a lateral flow test for qualitative determination of gluten in food. The kit allows the food industry to assure, of an easy and rapid form, the performance of the food labelling regulations and constitutes an effective tool for the quality self-control.

The celiac disease is a disorder that affects the intestine causing interferences in the absorption of nutrients. This disease is caused by an immunological inappropriate response to the gluten, mixture of proteins in cereals as wheat, barley, and rye. The Commission of Codex Alimentarius establishes the denomination of "gluten free" for food that contains lower than 20 ppm of gluten. More recently, the European Commission has approved the regulations for the label of "Gluten free" food.

Technical specifications

  • Qualitative
  • Allergens: gluten or for milk or egg
  • Sensitive: 1-2 ppm (milk and egg) & 3ppm (gluten)
  • Fast: 5-10 min
  • Equipment: not required


PROTEON EGG - ELISA test for egg quantification in food

This test is recommended to control egg presence in food and cross contamination along food chain production and distribution (from farm to folk).

Food allergens can trigger an adverse reaction of the immune system whose importance varying form individual to individual. In egg allergy, symptoms can vary from mild (for instance hives) to severe reactions such as anaphylaxis. Egg is one of the most frequent causes of allergy in five years old children. The prevalence of egg allergy is between 0.5-2% in children aged 2.5 years. In adults 12% of food allergy is caused by egg. For this reasons egg and products thereof require mandatory mention in food labels in the European Union (Annex II of Regulation (EU) 1169/2011) or other countries as USA and Japan.

Egg is an ingredient widely used in food industry. As a consequence egg is a hideous source of hidden allergen.

Egg white represents 60% of whole egg. Egg white is compound by 11% of proteins and 0.2% of fats. Ovalbumin is the major protein in white egg (54%) and together with ovomucoid, lysozyme and ovotransferrin are the main allergen in egg.

Technical specifications

  • ELISA Sandwich test
  • Quantitative
  • Standard Range: 0 ppm, 0.25 ppm, 1.25 ppm, 2.5 ppm and 5 ppm of whole egg powder
  • Results are traceable with the reference material NIST 8445
  • Assay time: 90 min
  • Equipment: ELISA reader 450nm


PROTEON EGG TR - ELISA test for egg quantification in heat treated food matrix

It is is an ELISA test for the quantification of egg proteins in food matrix, especially heat treated food.

Technical specifications

  • ELISA Sandwich test
  • Quantitative
  • Standard Range: 5 ppm, 10 ppm, 20 ppm and 40 ppm of whole egg powder
  • Results are traceable with the reference material NIST 8445.
  • Assay time: 90 min
  • Equipment: ELISA reader 450nm


PROTEON MILK - ELISA test for milk quantification in food

It is an ELISA test kit that helps to verify milk presence in food and control cross contamination in manufacture and distribution along food chain. Beta-lactoglobulin together with caseins, Alpha-lactoalbumin and seroalbumin are the main allergens in milk

Some foods additives and products such as milk, eggs, soy and nuts can cause food allergic reactions. Food allergens can trigger an adverse reaction of the immune system whose importance varying form individual to individual.

The cow milk protein (CMP) allergy incidence is between 0.3-7% depending on studies. Cow milk is compound of 85% water, 3.5% proteins, 3.4-4% fat, 4.9% lactose and 0.7% minerals. Cow milk protein composition is based on 80% of caseins and 20% of whey proteins such as Beta-lactoglobulin, Alpha-lactoalbumin and seroalbumin among others. Milk can be a source of hidden allergen because many non dairy products use milk thereof as ingredient.

Technical specifications

  • ELISA sandwich test
  • Quantitative
  • Standard Range: 0 ppm, 0.05 ppm, 0.1 ppm, 0.25 ppm and 0.5 ppm of b-lactoglobulin
  • Results are traceable with the reference material NIST 1549
  • Assay time: 90 min
  • Equipment: ELISA reader 450 nm


PROTEON SOY - ELISA test for soy quantification in food

PROTEON Soy is an ELISA test for detection and quantification of soya proteins in different food matrix and working surfaces.

Food allergens can trigger an adverse reaction of the immune system whose importance varying form individual to individual. Soyabean is one of the 8 big most allergenic foods. Soybeans and many products thereof require mandatory mention in food labels in the European Union (Annex II of Regulation (EU) 1169/2011). Other countries legislations such as USA, Australia & New Zeeland, Canada or Japan also compel soy declaration in label. Soy allergy is of particular importance because soybeans are widely used in food manufacture and represents one of the main sources of hidden allergens. 35% of soybeans are compound by proteins, around 31% by carbohydrates and 20% by fats. Then, soya is one of the main vegetal protein source and many whole soybeans products can be found in the market (soy milk, yoghurt, soy sprout, tofu, miso, etc). Soya is also used as product thereof in flour, protein concentrate, protein isolate or textured soy in products such us baby foods, beads, snacks, meat products and many others. Besides, many oil products; which appear in salad dressing, sauces, chocolates or candies among others, and emerging products (isoflavones, saponins or enzymes) are obtained from soy.

Technical specifications

  • ELISA Competitive test
  • Quantitative
  • Standard Range: 0 ppm, 10 ppm, 30 ppm, 100 ppm and 300 ppm of soy proteins
  • Assay time: 90 min
  • Equipment: ELISA reader 450nm
  • Format: 48/96 test


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