True gluten intolerance or Coeliac Disease affects 1% or more of the EC & US populations, but many more people also believe themselves to be intolerant to wheat or gluten products in some way. In both situations, avoidance of gluten-containing foods is either mandated or beneficial. This makes the marketing of gluten-free products desirable, but access to this rapidly-growing market comes with stringent guidelines.
Codex Standard 118 and recent EC Regulations define “Gluten Free” foods for PARticular NUTritional use (PARNUTS) as containing less than 20 Parts Per Million (PPM or mg/kg) gluten. PARNUTS foods containing above 20 PPM but below 100 PPM of gluten must be labelled “Very Low Gluten.”
Bio-Check (UK) has developed it's new quantitative Gluten-Check ELISAs (now based on the R5 antibody) and it's rapid, on-site FlowThrough formats (also based on the R5 antibody); between them they offer effective assessment of the presence and levels of gluten in raw materials, surface swabs and food products.
To read more about our new Gluten-Check ELISA kits click here.
For the Gluten R5 FlowThrough tests, click here.