EN 15634-1:2019

Foodstuffs - Detection of food allergens by molecular biological methods - Part 1: General considerations

Publication date:   Feb 14, 2020

General information

60.60 Standard published   Oct 2, 2019


CEN/TC 275 Food analysis - Horizontal methods

European Norm

07.100.30   Food microbiology



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This document provides the overall framework for detection of sequences corresponding to species containing allergens using the polymerase chain reaction (PCR). It relates to the requirements for the specific amplification of target nucleic acid sequences (DNA) and for the confirmation of the identity of the amplified nucleic acid sequence.
Guidelines, minimum requirements and performance criteria laid down in European Standards are intended to ensure that comparable and reproducible results are obtained in different laboratories. This document has been established for food matrices.
This document is intended to be used in addition to EN 15842.

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 15634-1:2009


EN 15634-1:2019
60.60 Standard published
Oct 2, 2019