EZ Gluten gains certification from AOAC Research Institute

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Elisa Technologies recently announced that its EZ Gluten test kit has earned Performance-Tested Methods certification from the AOAC Research Institute, a private, not-for-profit association that helps establish testing standards.

EZ Gluten was developed to help the food industry and consumers detect gluten in food and beverages, and delivers results in about 15 minutes. The kit is sensitive enough to detect levels of gluten as low as 10 parts per million.

EZ Gluten can help insure compliance with the Codex Alimentarius Commission Standard 118-1979, a standard that applies to foods for special dietary uses that have been formulated, processed or prepared to meet the special dietary needs of people intolerant to gluten.

According to the Codex Standard, food labeled "gluten free" may not contain wheat, rye, barley, oats, spelt, kamut or crossbreed varieties, and its gluten level may not exceed 20 parts per million.