Neogen’s rapid tests for egg can screen samples at 5-10 ppm, or provide fully quantitative results in the range of 2.5 to 25 ppm in clean-in-place rinses, environmental samples or food products, such as pasta, salad dressing, cake mix and ice cream.
Food allergens are proteins in food that can create an immune response in sensitive individuals, and egg protein is a known food allergen. Once ingested, egg proteins can cause a number of reactions, ranging in severity from hives and itching to anaphylaxis. Testing for the presence of egg components ensures food manufacturers that an unlabeled—and potentially dangerous to some consumers—ingredient did not make its way into a food product.
Neogen’s BioKits egg assay kits for food allergens and meat speciation are quantitative microwell tests that have been developed for use for the detection of allergens or meat species in foods.
Neogen’s Reveal® 3-D for Egg lateral flow test makes it simple to screen for the presence of low levels of allergens in clean-in-place rinses and environmental swabs virtually anywhere. Sample preparation and testing take less than 10 minutes.
Neogen’s Veratox® for egg allergen kits are quantitative tests that compare up to 19 samples at a time against test controls. Through the use of a microwell reader, the tests provide accurate sample results in parts per million (ppm) or parts per billion (ppb).