Visit us at our booth or join our workshop on using LC-MS/MS for qualitative and confirmatory analysis of allergens

Date: 28 September 2023

Time: 13:00–14:00 CET

Room: Stellenbosch

There are approximately 150 million people worldwide with food allergies, which are the leading cause of anaphylaxis—an acute, potentially deadly allergic reaction. While the prevalence and severity of food allergies continue to rise, there is currently no cure, and people must rely on correct labeling to avoid consuming allergens. To prevent life-threatening health problems for those with food allergies, sensitive and accurate analytical methods are needed to screen for the presence of allergens in food products.

The SCIEX vMethod application for food allergen testing initially provided a workflow for sample preparation and LC-MS/MS detection of 13 distinct allergens, including eggs, milk, almonds, Brazil nuts, cashews, hazelnuts, pine nuts, pistachios, pecans, walnuts, peanuts, soy and sesame. Another vMethod, specifically targeted for quantitation of gluten, complements the broad screen provided by the original vMethod.

In 2021, the Food Allergy Safety, Treatment, Education, and Research (FASTER) Act was passed in the US. The FASTER Act requires all foods sold in the US that contain sesame to have a label that lists it as an ingredient or states immediately after the ingredient list, "Contains: Sesame." After evaluating 24 different sesame peptides, 2 of the most sensitive peptides were selected and added to the vMethod application.

In this workshop, application experts from SCIEX will discuss the challenges of developing and expanding the LC-MS/MS workflow provided by the vMethod application and verifying it to the standards required to achieve its First Action Official Method (FAOM) classification status from AOAC International.

Space is limited. Register and reserve your seat using the form on the right. To attend this workshop, you need to be registered for Food Allergy Forum 2023.

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