Reliable tests for the detection of celery in food



Celery belongs to the 14 allergens regulated in the EU 1829/2003 and 1830/2003 labeling regulation; therefore it has to be labeled as a food ingredient.

Celery is one of the more rare allergic compounds and might be found as a hidden allergen in various foodstuffs. Usually, it is used as a spice mixture in foods such as meat products, sausages, dressings or instant soups and can be present in processed convenient food in low concentration. All parts of the plant can be used for food preparation – the leaves as well as the stalk and the head. Since celery and parsley plants are very similar, a mismatch in the fields or during harvesting and processing may occur, resulting in cross-contamination. Due to the close botanic taxonomy of celery to other plants, the highly specific real-time PCR is currently the method of choice for detection and quantification of celery traces in food.

Product portfolio

ProductDescriptionNo. of tests/amountArt. No.
SureFood® ALLERGEN Celery

The real-time PCR test detects DNA of celery (Apium graveolens) according to directive (EC) 1169/2011 qualitatively and / or quantitatively. Each reaction contains an internal amplification control (IAC). For the quantitative determination the use of …

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100 reactions S3605
SureFood® ALLERGEN 4plex Soya / Celery / Mustard + IAC

The SureFood® ALLERGEN 4plex Soya / Celery / Mustard + IAC is a real-time PCR for the direct, qualitative detection and differentiation of specific celery (Apium graveolens), mustard (Brassica carinata, Brassica juncea, Brassica nigra, Sinapis alba, …

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100 reactions S3401
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