Rapid tests for peanut from Neogen® 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 peanut protein is a known food allergen. Once ingested, peanut proteins can cause a number of reactions, ranging in severity from hives and itching to anaphylaxis. Testing for the presence of peanut 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 Alert® for Peanut kits are screening microwell tests that compare up to five samples at a time against a known level of peanut allergen or toxin. The tests provide visible results that clearly show whether a sample contains more or less of a specific food allergen or toxin than the control provided.
Neogen’s BioKits Peanut Assay Kit for peanut allergens are quantitative microwell tests that have been developed for use for the detection of peanut allergens in foods.
Neogen’s Reveal® for Peanut Allergen screening kits are extremely easy-to-use and interpret test strips that screen samples against set thresholds.
Neogen’s Reveal 3-D for Peanut test lateral flow tests for peanut 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 Peanut 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).
Neogen’s Proficiency Testing Programs provide a robust and easy to use tool for monitoring and gauging competency regarding the use of in-house food safety diagnostic methods.