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Title Detecting allergens in food / edited by Stef J. Koppelman and Sue L. Hefle
Published Boca Raton, FL ; CRC Press ; Cambridge, England : Woodhead Pub., 2006

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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 422 pages : illustrations)
Series Woodhead Publishing in food science and technology
Woodhead Publishing in food science and technology.
Contents Prelium; The nature of food allergy; Classifying food allergens; Types of detection method; Allergen-specific human IgE antibody-based analysis of food; Immunoblotting in allergen detection; Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays (ELISAs) for detecting allergens in foods; Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) methods for the detection of allergenic foods; Proteomic assessment of allergens in food; Detecting food allergens with a surface plasmon resonance immunoassay; The use of lateral flow devices to detect food allergens; Detection methods for particular allergens
Detecting tree nuts and seeds in foodDetecting dairy and egg residues in food; Detecting wheat gluten in food; Detecting soy, fish and crustaceans in food; Issues in allergen detection methods; Common issues in detecting allergenic residues on equipment and in processed foods; Factors affecting the effectiveness of allergen detection; Reference materials and method validation in allergen detection; US regulation of undeclared allergens in food products; EU regulation of undeclared allergens in food products; Conclusions
Summary Food allergies are an increasing health issue in Western societies, presenting a major challenge for the food industry. As a result there has been a wealth of research into developing effective methods for detecting allergenic residues in food. Detecting allergens in food reviews the range of detection techniques and their application to all the main allergens in food. The first part of the book introduces the nature of food allergy and the range of plant and animal-derived food allergens. Part two reviews the range of detection methods from the use of antibodies in immunoblotting and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays (ELISAs) to polymerase chain reaction (PCR) methods and the use of lateral flow devices. Building on this foundation, Part three looks at detection methods for particular allergenic foods, from peanuts, tree nuts and seeds to dairy and egg residues, wheat gluten, soy, fish and crustaceans. The final part of the book looks at key issues in using detection methods effectively and the regulatory context in the USA and EU. With its distinguished editors and international team of contributors, Detecting allergens in food is a standard reference work for the food industry. Reviews the range of detection techniques and their application to the main allergens in foodLooks at specific allergens such as nuts, dairy and wheat productsExplores the regulatory framework of the USA and the EU
Notes Title from e-book title screen (viewed Dec. 27, 2007)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Allergens.
Chemical tests and reagents.
Food -- Composition.
Food allergy -- Prevention
Food allergy.
Food Hypersensitivity
Allergens -- analysis
Immunoassay -- methods
Allergens
MEDICAL -- Immunology.
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Allergies.
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Diseases -- Immune System.
Food allergy
Allergens
Chemical tests and reagents
Food allergy -- Prevention
Food -- Composition
Biology.
Health & Biological Sciences.
Microbiology & Immunology.
Form Electronic book
Author Koppelman, Stef J.
Hefle, Sue L.
LC no. 2009659092
ISBN 1845690559
9781845690557
1591249775
9781591249771
1855737280
9781855737280