Sesame

Reliable tests for the detection of sesame seeds in food

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Sesame

Sesame seeds (Sesamum indicum) are used as raw or roasted ingredients in pastries, ice cream, cereals, chocolate or for the production of oil or paste. Labeling is mandatory in the European Union, Canada and Australia.

Sesame allergy is a growing food allergy, since the consumption of sesame increased with the awareness of healthy lifestyle and nutrition. Sesame is also often used in vegetarian diets. Furthermore, it can cause serious allergic symptoms like anaphylactic shocks. The only effective treatment to protect sensitized patients from allergic symptoms is a strict avoidance of sesame containing food. In the European Union, Canada and Australia sesame has to be labeled on prepackaged food, since it is included in their lists of major allergy-causing substances. Until now, seven different proteins of sesame were identified as allergens (Ses i 1-7). The only effective treatment to protect sensitized patients from allergic symptoms is a strict avoidance of sesame containing food.

Sesame can be present in various foodstuffs including bakery products, baking mixes, cookies, chocolate or desserts. Within production sites sesame-containing food and sesame-free food is produced on the same production lines. Here, unwanted cross-contamination with sesame is possible. Therefore, it is necessary to analyze these foods.

Product portfolio

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RIDASCREEN®FAST Sesame

RIDASCREEN®FAST Sesame is a sandwich enzyme immunoassay for the quantitative analysis of sesame or parts of sesame (as ingredient components or contamination) in instant soup, chocolate dessert, bakery products and crackers.

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Microtiter plate with 48 wells (6 strips with 8 removable wells each) R7202
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bioavid Lateral Flow Sesame incl. Hook Line

The Lateral Flow Sesame incl. Hook Line from bioavid is an immunochromatographic test for the qualitative detection of sesame residues in environmental samples (e.g. in food production lines), CIP-water and food samples. The assay is applied for the …

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20 x test strips for 20 determinations BLH709-20
bioavid Lateral Flow Sesame

The Lateral Flow Sesame assay is used for the qualitative detection of sesame residues in environmental / surface samples (e.g. in food production lines). The assay is also applicable for food samples. The assay is applied for the detection of small …

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‘- BL609-10: 10 x test strips (10 determinations)
– BL609-25: 25 x test strips (25 determinations)
BL609-10 / BL609-25
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SureFood® ALLERGEN Sesame

The real-time PCR test detects DNA of sesame (Sesamum indicum) according to directive (EC) 1169/2011 qualitatively and / or quantitatively. Each reaction contains an internal amplification control (IAC).

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100 reactions S3608
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