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Accreditation and Quality Assurance

, Volume 11, Issue 1–2, pp 55–57 | Cite as

Food safety: screening tests used to detect and quantify GMO proteins

  • Monica Ermolli
  • Anna Fantozzi
  • Massimiliano Marini
  • Domenico Scotti
  • Branko Balla
  • Sebastian Hoffmann
  • Maddalena Querci
  • Claudia Paoletti
  • Guy Van den Eede
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Abstract

GMO protein content in maize flours or fresh crops can be easily assessed by the enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays (ELISA) and immunochromatographic (lateral flow) strip tests commercially available. Therefore, ELISA can be seen as a useful tool for screening, for control purposes and for traceability implementation. In order to highlight the importance of monitoring GMO protein presence in food products and to investigate the performance of representative ELISA commercial kits, we evaluated three commercial kits by measuring the amount of Cry1Ab/Cry1Ac in IRMM certified reference materials.

Keywords

GMO Immunoassay ELISA Cry 1Ab 

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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • Monica Ermolli
    • 1
  • Anna Fantozzi
    • 1
  • Massimiliano Marini
    • 1
  • Domenico Scotti
    • 1
  • Branko Balla
    • 1
  • Sebastian Hoffmann
    • 1
  • Maddalena Querci
    • 1
  • Claudia Paoletti
    • 1
  • Guy Van den Eede
    • 1
  1. 1.Biotechnology and GMOs Unit and ECVAM Unit, Institute for Health and Consumer Protection (IHCP), European CommissionDG Joint Research Centre (JRC)Ispra (VA)Italy

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