Neogen’s rapid tests for hazelnut 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 cookies, crackers, chocolate bars, ice cream and cereals.
Food allergens are proteins in food that can create an immune response in sensitive individuals, and hazelnut protein is a known food allergen. Once ingested, hazelnut proteins can cause a number of reactions, ranging in severity from hives and itching to anaphylaxis. Testing for the presence of hazelnut 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 Reveal® screening kits are extremely easy-to-use and interpret test strips that screen samples against set thresholds.
Neogen’s Reveal® 3-D for hazelnut lateral flow tests for food allergens make 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 Hazelnut allergen kits are quantitative hazelnut allergen 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).