Lateral flow devices for detecting allergens in food

J. L. Baumert, D. H. Tran

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Allergen control and management in food processing facilities is an essential food safety priority. In recent years, analytical validation has been increasingly used to ensure removal of allergenic residue. Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays (ELISAs) have been the most commonly used analytical method by the food industry and regulatory agencies to monitor the safety of the food products. One of the most widely used ELISA platforms used by the food industry today is the lateral flow device (LFD) which is quite rugged and allows rapid determination of allergen residue. LFDs and their application in food processing facilities will be discussed in detail in this chapter.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHandbook of Food Allergen Detection and Control
PublisherElsevier Ltd
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781782420217
ISBN (Print)9781782420125
StatePublished - 2015


  • Allergen control
  • LFD
  • Lateral flow device
  • Validation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)


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