Elisa Technologies, Inc.
ELISA Technologies, Inc. was founded in 1991 to develop enzyme immunoassay technology for use in the food industry. Our mission is to assure food quality by creating and supporting rapid, reliable, sensitive and cost-effective testing solutions. We are committed to using our expertise in species, allergens, antibiotics, drugs, hormones, toxins and other analytes to assist our clients with their analytic needs. Our commitment is to provide our clients with accurate, confidential, efficient, reliable and cost-effective analytical options to meet their needs.
Committed to Food and Feed Safety
Notification of availability of compliance guidelines for allergens and ingredients of public health concern:
This notice informs inspection program personnel (IPP) that the Compliance Guidelines:
Allergens and Ingredients of Public Health Concern: Identification, Prevention and Control, and Declaration through Labeling is available. This notice also informs Enforcement, Investigations, and Analysis Officers (EIAOs) that they are to review the information in the compliance guidelines as part of their preparation for conducting food safety assessments (FSAs) in meat and poultry establishments, as described in FSIS Directive 5100.1
To read the notice in its entirety please visit FSIS 22-14
On August 5, 2013, the US FDA released their final ruling on the definition of the term “gluten-free” in food labeling. This regulation requires that foods labeled gluten-free must contain less than 20 ppm of gluten.
The FDA further ruled that any scientifically validated method for the detection of gluten may be used to verify a manufacturer’s gluten-free claim. Both the ELISA Technologies EZ Gluten assay and AllerTek ELISA have been validated through the AOAC Performance Tested Methods program to meet this requirement.
The full text of the final ruling may be found here: FDA Final Gluten-Free Ruling
GAINESVILLE, Fla., September 3, 2012 – ELISA Technologies, Inc., has announced that its Aller-Tek® Gluten ELISA test kit has earned Performance-Tested MethodSM (PTM) certification from the AOAC Research Institute (AOAC RI). The Aller-Tek Gluten ELISA was designed to quantitate gluten from wheat, rye or barley in raw ingredients and processed foods and beverages.
The AOAC granted Performance-Tested MethodsSM status after trials at ELISA Technologies and an independent laboratory demonstrated that the method delivered consistent, accurate results that would allow food companies and consumers to test their products for gluten at or above 5 parts per million (ppm). For more than 120 years, AOAC has been a proactive, worldwide provider and facilitator in the development, use and harmonization of validated analytical methods and laboratory quality assurance programs and services.
Gluten is the common name for a combination of water-insoluble proteins (gliadin and glutenin) found in the seeds of wheat, rye and barley. Sensitivity to gluten affects nearly 1% of the populations of Europe and North America. Persons with gluten sensitivity, or celiac disease, have a heightened immunologic response to ingested gliadin and glutenin, resulting in a range of symptoms.
For persons with gluten sensitivity, celiacs, the only treatment for these conditions is adopting a gluten-free diet, avoiding foods containing wheat, rye, barley and other related cereal grains.
According to the Codex Standard, food labeled “gluten free” may not contain wheat, rye, barley, oats, spelt, kamut, or crossbreed varieties, and its gluten level may not exceed 20 parts per million (ppm).