The issue of undeclared allergens represents a matter of great concern, being the subject of many alert notifications by the Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed portal of the European Commission, often leading to food recalls. The availability of reliable analytical approaches able to detect and quantify hidden allergens in processed foods is increasingly requested by the food industry, food safety authorities and regulatory bodies to protect sensitive consumers’ health. The present review discusses the fundamental role of incurred materials for method development and analytical performance assessment in a metrology perspective on testing for undeclared allergens in processed foodstuffs. Due to the nature of the analytes and their susceptibility to various processing effects, reliability and comparability of results have posed a great challenge. In this context, the use of incurred samples as reference materials permits simulation of the effects of food processing on target analyte structure affecting analyte extractability and detectability.

The role of incurred materials in method development and validation to account for food processing effects in food allergen analysis / Mattarozzi, Monica; Careri, Maria. - In: ANALYTICAL AND BIOANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY. - ISSN 1618-2642. - 411:19(2019), pp. 4465-4480. [10.1007/s00216-019-01642-3]

The role of incurred materials in method development and validation to account for food processing effects in food allergen analysis

Monica Mattarozzi
;
Maria Careri
2019

Abstract

The issue of undeclared allergens represents a matter of great concern, being the subject of many alert notifications by the Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed portal of the European Commission, often leading to food recalls. The availability of reliable analytical approaches able to detect and quantify hidden allergens in processed foods is increasingly requested by the food industry, food safety authorities and regulatory bodies to protect sensitive consumers’ health. The present review discusses the fundamental role of incurred materials for method development and analytical performance assessment in a metrology perspective on testing for undeclared allergens in processed foodstuffs. Due to the nature of the analytes and their susceptibility to various processing effects, reliability and comparability of results have posed a great challenge. In this context, the use of incurred samples as reference materials permits simulation of the effects of food processing on target analyte structure affecting analyte extractability and detectability.
The role of incurred materials in method development and validation to account for food processing effects in food allergen analysis / Mattarozzi, Monica; Careri, Maria. - In: ANALYTICAL AND BIOANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY. - ISSN 1618-2642. - 411:19(2019), pp. 4465-4480. [10.1007/s00216-019-01642-3]
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