Utilisation of immunometric methods in food analysis
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Food is a complex material for analysis - particularly today as we have many kinds of food, such as transgenic or functional ones. Food matrix consists of many different physically, chemically and enzymatically modified compounds that are difficult to differentiate and characterize in the matrix by traditional methods. For a few years now the expansion of immunoassays in food analysis has been observed. Immunoassays comprise a wide range of analyses based on immunogenicity of the analyte. Today we know a number of examples of the application of immunoassays in food analysis, for instance: detecting milk or meat products adulteration, gluten quality examination, food compounds immunoreactivity monitoring during technological process and others. Immunoassays are being demonstrated as suitable alternative tools for quick and sensitive, as well as cost ? effective, analyses, especially for screening large numbers of samples. They could prove to be a better way to control changes in ?transgenic food? ? the new generation of food.
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D. Mierzejewska, Instytut Rozrodu Zwierzat i Badan Zywnosci PAN, Oddzial Nauki o Zywnosci, ul. Tuwima 10, 10-748 Olsztyn, Poland, e-mail: email@example.com