Food Allergens

Gluten Testing Solutions
for Lab and On-Site Detection

Gluten is a fraction of cereal proteins that can not only cause allergic reactions but also provoke an immune response in people suffering from celiac disease.

Cross-contamination risks are common in the food processing industry, making it crucial for food producers to protect consumers from the consequences of accidental gluten intake. According to many national authorities and the Codex Alimentarius standard 118-1979, the level of gluten in food must not exceed 20 mg/kg (20 ppm) for products to be labeled gluten-free.

At Romer Labs, we offer an extensive range of solutions for gluten detection, including certified and AOAC approved test kits and analytical services. Our gluten test kit portfolio covers ELISAs and LFDs for the quantitative and qualitative analysis of gluten in environmental samples, rinse waters, and liquid and solid foodstuffs.

Highly specific, next generation antibody - G12®

In addition to the polyclonal gluten antibody used in its traditional test kits, Romer Labs offers methods that employ a next-generation antibody, the G12®. This monoclonal antibody was raised against a 33-amino-acid-long peptide that contains a repetitive epitope from Alpha-2-gliadin and is and a principal contributor to gluten immunotoxicity. The 33-mer is highly resistant to digestive degradation and is therefore well suited as an analytical marker.

The G12® antibody targets a toxic peptide of gluten that triggers the autoimmune reaction in celiac patients, making it more relevant for food safety.

Have a question or need support?

Do you have questions about our products and/or services? Contact us below.
Contact us

Fast and Reliable Test Kits for Gluten Detection

Food allergens present a persistent challenge for individuals with allergies, making it crucial for food producers to accurately detect potential allergen contamination. Employing reliable test kits ensures the safety of consumers and compliance with regulatory standards.

Romer Labs provides a comprehensive portfolio of gluten test kits designed for both qualitative (AgraStrip®) and quantitative (AgraQuant®) analyses of food allergens. These versatile tests cater to various applications, covering all phases of the food production process:

  • Testing of raw materials and finished food samples
  • Analysis of rinse waters (integral to cleaning validation)
  • Detection of gluten in environmental swab samples

Our gluten test kits are designed for seamless integration into routine analyses as part of an allergen management plan, aligning with HACCP principles. The user-friendly test format ensures a streamlined workflow for both on-site and laboratory settings.

Certified and AOAC approved gluten test kits

The AgraQuant® Gluten G12® ELISA test kit is an AACC International Approved method (AACCI 38-52.01)  and an AOAC-approved Official Method of Analysis (OMA 2014.03).
The AgraStrip® Gluten G12® LFD test kit holds the certification of the AOAC Research Institute for Performance Tested methods (Certificate No. 061403).

LFD - AgraStrip® Gluten G12®

The AgraStrip® Gluten G12® test kit is designed for the on-site detection of gluten in solid and liquid foodstuffs, rinse waters and environmental samples. This state-of-the-art lateral flow device delivers accurate results in just 11 minutes, including extraction time, making it an ideal choice for fast-paced environments.

The G12® antibody represents the next generation of gluten testing, as it targets toxic peptides that trigger auto-immune reactions in people suffering from celiac disease. It is a monoclonal antibody that was raised against the immunotoxic 33-mer peptide containing epitopes from the gliadin fraction in gluten. Results obtained from immunochemical test systems based on the G12® antibody should be considered to be closer to the ideal of a food safety test, as they establish the important link between celiac disease and detection of the immunotoxic peptides.

The AgraStrip® Gluten G12® LFD kit holds the certification of the AOAC Research Institute for Performance Tested methods (Certificate No. 061403).

ELISA - AgraQuant® Gluten G12®

The AgraQuant® Gluten G12® is a sandwich enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) designed for the quantitative analysis of gluten in a variety of foods. Samples can vary from raw to processed foods, from environmental swabs to rinse water.

The G12® antibody targets a 33-mer peptide which is resistant to enzymatic digestion and heat denaturation, and is the fragment of the gliadin protein to which celiac disease sufferers react, making it a reliable analytical marker. This product is intended for laboratory use.

The AgraQuant® Gluten G12 ELISA test kit is an AACC International Approved method (AACCI 38-52.01) and an AOAC-approved Official Method of Analysis (OMA 2014.03).

LFD - AgraStrip® Pro Allergen Test Kits

AgraStrip® Pro Allergen Test Kits represent a user-friendly, rapid solution for on-site allergen detection. These state-of-the-art lateral flow devices (LFD) deliver accurate results in just 11 minutes, including extraction time, making them an ideal choice for fast-paced environments.

Our AgraStrip® LFDs employ a cutting-edge qualitative strip test method that harnesses the power of specific antibodies, labeled with colloidal gold, to generate a visually discernible color development in both test and control zones. This innovative approach enables rapid analysis of a broad spectrum of food and environmental samples, ensuring the utmost safety and quality for your consumers.

The test kits come complete with strips, antibody-coated incubation vials, extraction tubes, an extraction buffer, surface swabs and additional accessories.

ELISA - AgraQuant® Allergen Test Kits

AgraQuant® Allergen test kits deliver unparalleled accuracy and reliability in allergen detection with our state-of-the-art enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays (ELISA) in a quantitative format. Designed for seamless integration with ELISA readers, such as the StatFax® or the BioTek® reader, our test kits ensure precise and dependable results.

Experience the convenience of parallel measurement with AgraQuant® test kits, capable of analyzing up to 38 samples in as little as 60 minutes. Save time and resources without compromising on quality.

Our AgraQuant® Allergen test kits feature sandwich ELISAs in a user-friendly, ready-to-use format, minimizing handling errors and streamlining your testing process. Each kit includes a set of 5 standards, an antibody-coated plate, a conjugate, a substrate and a stop solution.

test kits

Fully Accredited Food Allergen Testing Laboratories

Complementing our range of innovative diagnostic solutions, Romer Labs provides comprehensive analytical services tailored to meet customers' needs for allergen testing. By offering high levels of specialization and expertise, our analytical services are a key part of our exceptional customer service.

Romer Labs operates six fully accredited food allergen testing laboratories on three continents - Europe, America, and Asia. Together, these global facilities cover diagnostic tests for all food allergens, offering one of the most complete ranges of services for allergen testing.

Food allergen testing services are offered in Austria, the United Kingdom, the United States, Singapore, and China for all relevant food allergens in raw materials, finished food samples, rinse waters, and environmental swabs. The services are applicable for all steps in the food production process.

Both the ISO 9001 certification and ISO 17025 accreditation guarantee reliable and accurate results.

Whether you require accredited laboratory results, additional testing capacities for projects or peak testing times, or prefer to avoid setting up your own testing, Romer Labs is your trusted partner for all allergen testing service needs.

For detailed information on the services available at each location, please consult the Analytical Services page.