9.51 - DETERMINATION OF GLUTEN IN BEER USING THE R5 COMPETITIVE ELISA METHOD (IM)
It is imperative that those who are sensitive to gluten can be confident consuming foods that are labelled gluten-free or that are naturally gluten-free. The only process capable of ensuring that a product is 100% gluten-free is to utilize 100% gluten-free grains. For beer that is rendered gluten-free, the competitive R5 ELISA method is capable of detecting hydrolysed prolamins that remain in beer. The prescribed determination of gluten in beer is using RIDASCREEN® Gliadin competitive kit. This method is equivalent to the ASBC Method of Analysis Beer-49. According to the AOECS standard for gluten-free foods, the R5-competitive ELISA should always be applied to fermented and partly hydrolysed products like beer.