GlutenTox Pro was awarded AOAC-RI status as a Performance Tested Method for detecting gluten in foods and on surfaces.
The kit uses the G12 antibody and can detect gluten in foods at the trace level of 5ppm or higher thresholds of 10, 20 or 40ppm.
The firms said the validation study showed no cross-reactivity (false positives) or false negatives.
Gluten was added to test samples of bread, rice flour, pâté, yogurt, and rolled oat at levels of 0, 3, 8, 15, 25, 45 and 10,000ppm, and these samples were tested with GlutenTox Pro to the thresholds of 5, 10, 20 and 40ppm.
The kit can detect 16 ng of gluten on surfaces. On the five surfaces validated – food-grade painted wood, plastic, rubber, sealed ceramic, and stainless steel – it was tested when clean (blank) and when sprinkled with low (16ng/16cm2) and high (400ng/16cm2) amounts of gluten.
Results take <20 minutes for foods and <11 minutes for surfaces with each strip having a built-in control mechanism.
Emily Kaufman, president of Emport, said certification offered additional peace of mind to anyone using GlutenTox Pro.
“Our customers are brands and manufacturing facilities that trust GlutenTox Pro to keep their gluten-free items safe, and their customers are individuals who rely on gluten-free foods and beverages to stay healthy.”
It is manufactured and globally distributed by Biomedal Diagnostics, and available within the US and Canada via Emport LLC and affiliated agents.