Allergen analyses

Contact: Isabel Taverniers

ILVO can detect food allergens of vegetable origin (soy, nuts, mustard, etc.) and animal origin (milk, eggs, fish and shellfish) in a variety of samples, a PCR based method (polymerase chain reaction) and/or an ELISA (enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay) based method are used.

Note: according to Directive 2007/68/EC of the European Commission (27th November 2007), all ingredients included in Annex III bis shall be indicated on the label of prepackaged foods. This 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 III bis of Directive 2007/68/EC.

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