EN 15842:2019

Foodstuffs - Detection of food allergens - General considerations and validation of methods

Publication date:   Feb 14, 2020

General information

60.60 Standard published   Oct 2, 2019


CEN/TC 275 Food analysis - Horizontal methods

European Norm

67.050   General methods of tests and analysis for food products



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This document specifies how to use the standards for immunoassays, nucleic based and chromatographic methods and their relationship in the analysis of food allergens; and contains general definitions, requirements and guidelines for laboratory set-up, method validation requirements, description of methods, and test reports.
This document also specifies general guidelines for the requirements and use of reference materials for the determination of allergenic commodities in food products. The term "reference materials" in this document includes certified reference materials as well as quality control materials. Currently only a limited number of reference materials for food allergen determination are available. As new materials become accepted and validated, they can be appended as an annex to this document.
This document does not deal with sampling issues. It simply details processes involved from receipt of the laboratory sample to the end result.

Related legislation

Legislation related to this standard


Regulation (EC) No 882/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 29 April 2004 onofficial controls performed to ensure the verification of compliance with feed and food law, animal health and animal welfare rules

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EN 15842:2010


EN 15842:2019
60.60 Standard published
Oct 2, 2019