EN 15633-1:2019

Foodstuffs - Detection of food allergens by immunological methods - Part 1: General considerations EN 15633-1:2019

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 provides an overall framework covering qualitative and quantitative methods for the determination of food allergens and allergenic ingredients using antibody-based methods in foods. This document specifies general guidelines and performance criteria for antibody-based methods for the detection and quantification of proteins that serve as markers for the presence of allergy provoking foods or food ingredients. Other methods than those described can also detect and identify the proteins. Guidelines, minimum requirements and performance criteria laid down in this document are intended to ensure that reproducible results are obtained by different analysts in private and/or official control laboratories or when conducting onsite food testing.
This document is intended to be used in addition to EN 15842.
NOTE This document could also be applicable to other sample types where the same principles for method validation and verification would apply.

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 15633-1:2009


EN 15633-1:2019
60.60 Standard published
Oct 2, 2019