Polymerase chain reaction techniques for food allergen detection.

  title={Polymerase chain reaction techniques for food allergen detection.},
  author={Roland Ernest Poms and Elke Anklam and Matthias Kuhn},
  journal={Journal of AOAC International},
  volume={87 6},
Food allergies represent an important health problem in industrialized countries. Undeclared allergenic foods as contaminants in food products pose a major risk for sensitized persons. Reliable detection and quantification methods for food allergens are necessary to ensure compliance with food labeling and improve consumer protection. The methods currently used for the detection of potential allergens in foods are to target either the allergen itself or a marker that indicates the presence of… CONTINUE READING

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