The Swedish Food Agency receives samples on behalf of companies and tests them for allergens. The Swedish Food Agency also analyses allergens in cases of suspected allergic reaction. As a consumer, if you suspect that a foodstuff contains an undeclared allergen it is important to contact the competent authority, usually the local authority in the municipality in which the company/restaurant is located.
The accredited methods used by the Swedish Food Agency to analyse allergens using enzyme immunoassay (EIA) testing are listed below.
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|Allergen||Analytical technique||Quantification limit|
|Gluten||EIA||≥5 mg/kg (10 mg/kg some matrices)|
|Sesame protein||EIA||≥6.3 mg/kg|
|Casein (milk protein)||EIA||≥0.5 mg/kg (≥2,5 mg/kg some matrices)|
|Egg white protein||EIA||≥0.5 mg/kg|
|Soy protein||EIA||≥2.5 mg/kg|
|Fish protein||EIA||≥2.5 mg/kg (dependng on matrix)|