Reliable analytical detection methods for food allergens

RIKILT Wageningen University & Research has developed analytical methods to detect allergens in different food matrices. Methods include antibody-based assays for easy, fast, sensitive and affordable pre-screening as well as highly sophisticated instrumental analysis methods to confirm the presence of allergens in suspect samples by unequivocal identification of the allergenic peptides or proteins. The confirmative method has been developed in collaboration with AB SCIEX and is validated for milk in cake flour. This method can easily be extended to cover other allergens, such as egg, peanut, soy and tree nuts, and/or different food matrices.

RIKILT offers easy, fast, sensitive and affordable pre-screening and sophisticated analytical methods confirming allergen presence in different food matrices. Methods include antibody-based assays for easy, fast, sensitive and affordable pre-screening as well as highly sophisticated instrumental analysis methods. This method covers milk but also other allergens, such as egg, peanut, soy and tree nuts, and/or different food matrices.

This innovation is explained in more detail on WorldFoodInnovations.com