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Romer Labs® introduces new allergen test kit

Romer Labs® has launched AgraQuant® Allergen ELISA Test Kits that detect food allergens sensitively in a wide range of processed foods and raw materials. The user-friendly test kits include all ready-to-use reagents.

A food allergy is typically an immune system response to a protein present in food that the body mistakenly believes is harmful. Common food allergens are gluten containing cereals, crustaceans, eggs, fish, peanuts, soybeans, lupines, nuts, milk, mustard, sesame, celery, sulphur dioxide, sulphites and molluscs. Food allergies affect 1-3% of the whole population and 5-8% of children. Even minor exposure to a food allergen in the nano-gram range can cause symptoms from mild skin rashes to a fatal anaphylactic shock.

Cross contamination during the production process often occurs so that residues of food allergens in different products may be present. Testing with the sensitive AgraQuant® Allergen ELISA Test Kits ensure safe food and contribute to consumer protection.

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