Phytocontrol combines the most advanced chromatographic and biotechnological analytical techniques, LC-MS/MS, PCR and Elisa.

We analyse all food allergens in European regulations.

An allergen is a substance capable of sensitising an organism and causing abnormal symptoms when reintroduced.

By combining the most advanced chromatographic and biotechnological analytical techniques (LC-MS/MS, real-time PCR, Elisa), Phytocontrol is able to measure all food allergens in European regulations. Enzymatic tests, colorimetry or the Monier-Williams method can also be used for certain allergens.
EU Regulation 828/2014 defines thresholds for products declared"gluten-free" (20 mg/kg) and products with"very low gluten content" (100 mg/kg).

Phytocontrol combines the most advanced chromatographic and biotechnological analytical techniques, LC-MS/MS, PCR and Elisa.

We analyse all food allergens in European regulations.

An allergen is a substance capable of sensitising an organism and causing abnormal symptoms when reintroduced.

By combining the most advanced chromatographic and biotechnological analytical techniques (LC-MS/MS, real-time PCR, Elisa), Phytocontrol is able to measure all food allergens in European regulations. Enzymatic tests, colorimetry or the Monier-Williams method can also be used for certain allergens.
EU Regulation 828/2014 defines thresholds for products declared"gluten-free" (20 mg/kg) and products with"very low gluten content" (100 mg/kg).

Regulation (EU) 1169/2011"INCO" specifies the labelling rules for the 14 potential allergenic ingredients to be mentioned according to Directive 2007/68/EC:

  • Cereals containing gluten (wheat, rye, barley, oats, spelt, kamut or their hybridised strains) and products based on these cereals
  • Seafood and shellfish products (e.g. crabs, lobsters, shrimp)
  • Eggs and egg products
  • Fish and seafood products
  • Groundnuts and derived products
  • Soya and soybean by-products
  • Milk and dairy products(including lactose)
  • Nuts (almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, cashews, pecans, Brazil nuts, pistachios, Macadamia nuts and Queensland nuts) and derived products
  • Celery and celeri-based products
  • Mustard and mustard-based products
  • Sesame seeds and derived products
  • Sulphur dioxide and sulphites in concentrations of more than 10 mg/kg or 10 mg/litre expressed as SO2
  • Lupin and derived products
  • Molluscs (clams, mussels, oysters, scallops) and shell products

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The British Coeliac Association has a section informing consumers about allergens and non-prepackaged foodstuffs:

AOECS, the European equivalent of the Coeliac UK, lists 9000 gluten-free products available in European countries:

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