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CEN Approves Foodstuffs Specifications

April 14, 2016

The European Committee for Standardization (CEN) announced the approval of two technical specifications for the qualitative detection of peanut (Arachis hypogaea) in chocolate using real-time PCR based on the gene for the peanut allergen Ara h 2 [1], [2].

STANDARD DESCRIPTION
CEN/TS 15634-3:2016 Foodstuffs - Detection of food allergens by molecular biological methods - Part 3: Hazelnut (Corylus avellana) - Qualitative detection of a specific DNA sequence in chocolate by real-time PCR. Procedure for the qualitative detection of hazelnut (Corylus avellana) in chocolate. DNA is extracted from the chocolate and a specific DNA sequence for hazelnut detected from the gene for corA 1 [4], [5].
CEN/TS 15634-4:2016 Foodstuffs - Detection of food allergens by molecular biological methods - Part 4: Peanut (Arachis hypogaea) - Qualitative detection of a specific DNA sequence in chocolate by real-time PCR. ASTM C1620-12Procedure for the qualitative detection of peanut (Arachis hypogaea) in chocolate using real-time PCR based on the gene for the peanut allergen Ara h 2 [1], [2].

 
Ratification Date: February 11, 2016
Availability Date: March 30, 2016
Announcement Date: June 30, 2016

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