Food allergens are naturally occurring proteins that can cause allergic reactions to some people. The allergic reactions vary from simple itchy skin to something as life-threatening as anaphylaxis. Various foods can cause such allergic reactions, however, nine types of food account for the majority of all documented cases: eggs, milk, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, crustaceans, wheat, soy, and sesame. Based on available data, Filipinos are most susceptible to fish and shellfish allergies.
To address the risks associated with food allergens, both international and local regulations have been implemented. For instance, the Department of Health (DOH) FDA-mandated Administrative Order No. 2014-0030 requires food products to be properly labeled with allergen information, aiming to prevent food recalls and related incidents. Compliance with these regulations is crucial for food manufacturers to avoid significant repercussions and safeguard consumer well-being.
Glenwood provides a comprehensive portfolio of allergen test kits designed for both qualitative (AgraStrip® Pro) and quantitative (AgraQuant®) analyses of food allergens. These test kits provide accurate and reliable results for the analysis of food allergens. By utilizing these testing solutions, the food industry can ensure consumer safety, protect their brand reputation, and comply with international and local regulatory standards.
AgraQuant® is a sandwich enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) kit for the quantitative analysis of specific food allergens in various food products and environmental samples. Results are obtained by measuring the absorbance of sample wells using a microwell reader and comparing the readings against a standard curve.
This cutting-edge sandwich ELISA test system provides reliable and quantitative results for allergen analysis in raw and processed food, ingredients, environmental samples and rinse waters.
This test system features innovative extraction capsules that expedite the extraction of allergenic proteins from even the most complex processed matrices to just 1 minute, saving valuable time without compromising accuracy.
AgraStrip® Pro Lateral Flow devices are rapid immunochromatographic tests specifically developed for the qualitative detection of specific allergen. These portable devices enable easy on-site analysis, providing quick and reliable results for allergen testing in raw materials, finished food products, rinse waters, and environmental samples.
At Glenwood, we are dedicated to providing innovative solutions and high-quality products for your food allergen testing needs. Our comprehensive range of cutting-edge testing solutions empowers the food and related industries to ensure consumer safety, protect brand reputation, and adhere to international and local regulatory standards. With our advanced technologies and reliable products, you can confidently navigate the complexities of food allergen analysis, safeguarding the well-being of your consumers and upholding the integrity of your brand. Partner with us to strengthen your food allergen control plan.