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Who Should Test for Gluten?

GlutenTox test kits are used by companies and kitchens of all sizes, including:

Food Manufacturer

Quality Control Lab

Commercial Kitchen

Healthcare Pro

Manufacturer of Gluten-free Foods, Beverages, etc.

Whether you make exclusively gluten-free items in a dedicated gluten-free facility, work with a co-packer to produce or package your gluten-free items within a shared facility, or produce both gluten-free and gluten-full items, there is a GlutenTox product that is right for you. GlutenTox ProGlutenTox Pro Surface and GlutenTox Sticks can help you check incoming ingredients for traces of gluten cross contamination, test surfaces of your equipment and facility to ensure adequate sanitization between production runs, and also validate that your final product is within FDA guidelines and as gluten-free as your customers have come to expect.

Quality control and safety assurance in producing gluten free products is a key selling point for gluten free consumers. GlutenTox professional kits are specially designed for gluten control in manufacturing at every step of production. Kits are user-friendly, accurate, and robust: a must-have for any quality and food safety plan implemented by manufacturers or commercial kitchens that want to ensure the safety of their gluten free customers.

Many manufacturers use GlutenTox Pro because it’s an easy gluten control method: no equipment required, so you can start checking for gluten as soon as your test kits arrive. Plus results are easy to read and you can test to 5, 10, 20, or 40 ppm for semi-quantitative results.

Quality Control Lab

For organizations who run a high volume of tests, test items with especially complex matrices, or require a wider range of detection thresholds, GlutenTox Sticks may be a better fit. With a basic lab set up, GlutenTox Sticks can detect as little as 3ppm gluten in less than an hour. Plus, GlutenTox Sticks can be used in conjunction with the GlutenTox Reader to provide precise digital evaluations of the PPM count of your samples.

GlutenTox Sticks are immunochromatographic Lateral Flow Device (LFD) test sticks for quick detection of the toxic fraction of gluten found in foods, beverages and on surfaces. The line of GlutenTox test kits incorporate the anti-gliadin antibody G12, which detects the toxic 33mer peptide, the primary initiator of the inflammatory response to gluten in celiac disease patients.

For laboratories with ELISA equipment, a Competitive G12 ELISA is also available on special request, shipped to you in isothermic packaging directly from Spain. The Competitive ELISA requires only one epitope to “count” gluten (as opposed to two epitopes for Sandwich ELISA and LFD tests), and is generally accepted as the best possible choice for items that have been extensively hydrolyzed of fermented such as beer or soy sauce.

Testing products high in polyphenols, antioxidants or tannins? Manufacturers whose products contain significant amounts polyphenols, antioxidants and tannins will need a special additive in the extraction process. The additive prevents these compounds from masking part of the gluten present in a given sample. The polyphenol kit (KT-5320) contains the additive as well as positive and negative controls. Contact us for details and ordering.

Commercial Kitchen

Does your restaurantcafé, or bakery have a gluten-free menu?

Do you operate the cafeteria in an officehospitalschool, or camp that serves meals to some people on a gluten-free diet?

If so, you know how important it is to be ever-vigilant about cross-contamination by wheat, barley, rye, and even oats. GlutenTox Pro is smallportable, and extremely easy to use. In ten minutes, you can test your cooking surfaces to make sure they have been cleaned adequately and do not contain trace amounts of gluten (for example, from flour dust in the air settling on countertops). And in less than twenty minutes, you can test the ingredients your team uses to cook and the finished gluten-free dishes they create.

Even if your staff follows careful procedures to avoid cross-contamination on site, many restaurant staple ingredients like cornmeal or rice flour can arrive with unwanted (and unlisted) extra ingredients. With GlutenTox test kits, you can control for gluten in food, catching traces of wheat, rye, or barley. In fact, a 2010 study of these single-ingredient, inherently gluten-free items found that as many as 30% contain more than the recommended threshold of 20 ppm gluten (all the foods tested were not labeled as gluten-free, but did not have any gluten-containing ingredients. You can read more about the study here).

Healthcare Professional

If you are a doctor, dietitian, nutritionist, health coach, or other professional who specializes in gluten intolerance, GlutenTox Home can help your patients learn which foods are safe for them to eat, and help them identify the hidden sources of gluten contamination that are keeping them from a full recovery.

If your practice is located within a larger facility (like a hospital) that has a cafeteria, GlutenTox Pro can also help keep gluten-free staff, visitors, and patients healthy.

So what’s next?

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