Detecting Allergens in Foods

Detecting Allergens in Foods

by Stef J. Koppelman
     
 

Allergens pose a serious risk to consumers, making effective detection methods a priority for the food industry. Bringing together key experts in the field, this important collection reviews the range of analytical techniques available and their use in detecting specific allergens such as nuts, dairy and wheat products. The first part of the book discusses

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Overview

Allergens pose a serious risk to consumers, making effective detection methods a priority for the food industry. Bringing together key experts in the field, this important collection reviews the range of analytical techniques available and their use in detecting specific allergens such as nuts, dairy and wheat products. The first part of the book discusses established methods of detection such as the use of antibodies and ELISA techniques. Part 2 reviews techniques for particular allergens. The final part of the book explores how detection methods can be most effectively applied and includes discussions on factors that affect test performance and allergen analysis from a legal perspective.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780849325748
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/28/2005
Pages:
422
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.10(d)

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Table of Contents

The Basics of Food Allergy. Types of Detection Method. Detection Methods for Particular Allergens. Issues in Using Allergen Detection Methods.

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