The prevalence of people with food allergies continues to grow, presenting both a challenge and an opportunity for food manufacturers. The challenge is to reduce or eliminate the risk of an undeclared food allergen from being present in your product, while the opportunity rests with marketing specific products safe for allergic individuals.
Cross-contamination of allergen-free products with those that contain allergens is one reason proactive food producers develop allergen control programmes (ACP), which formalise their strategy for reducing risk associated with food allergens.
Neogen® is a leader in food allergen diagnostics and offers a full range of food allergen test kits that fit into any ACP. Neogen’s food allergen tests can detect the target allergen in ingredients, liquids, clean-in-place rinses, finished foods, and on environmental surfaces, allowing you to screen incoming ingredients, segregate allergenic materials, and validate and verify your facility’s cleaning programme.
Neogen's testing solutions for allergens include:
Lateral Flow Tests
Neogen’s rapid qualitative Reveal 3-D 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 takes less than 10 minutes.
The innovative Reveal for Multi-Treenut kit is an extremely easy-to-use and interpret lateral flow test that screens samples for the presence of any one or a combination of six tree nuts.
ELISA Microwell Tests
Neogen’s Veratox 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).
Contract Laboratory Services
Neogen’s food testing laboratory offers UKAS accredited allergen testing* across a variety of food matrices, CIP rinse waters and environmental swabs. These contract laboratory services are ideal for those looking for an external testing partner, or to verify in-house results.
In addition to Allergen test kits and laboratory services, Neogen also provides Proficiency Testing Programmes that allow customers to evaluate and validate their allergen testing procedures in-house.
*For a full list of our accredited tests, please refer to our schedule available at Contract Laboratory Services.