As the dietary supplements and nutraceutical markets continue to grow and expand, companies must meet consumer’s demands both in terms of quantity and quality of their products. The regulations around dietary supplements and nutraceuticals have helped define the required testing and Neogen’s test kits and testing systems allow for companies to follow current good manufacturing practice.
Neogen® test kits not only help companies comply with regulations, but help them implement programmes, develop testing protocols and also supports them through audits and other regulatory challenges. This support, coupled with the improved time to results, the rapid use of information and ease of use, all help make Neogen a company to partner with for dietary supplement and nutraceutical testing.
Allergen control continues to gain momentum in the eyes of regulatory and government agencies across food commodities, including the dietary supplements and nutraceuticals industry. Neogen has developed assays for all types of these products, including environmental and nutraceutical items.
To assist in educating the industry, Neogen has created best practice documents including the Food Allergen Handbook and Best Practices for Food Allergen Validation and Verification, both of which are available to Neogen customers and those in the industry. These handbooks cover components of an allergen control programme and best practices including when to test, how to test, and recommendations for testing frequency. They also incorporate Neogen’s industry leading products such as Alert®, Reveal® 3D and Veratox®, all of which can be used to solidify your allergen testing programme.
Sanitation and hygiene are critical for the nurtraceuticals industry.
Neogen’s ATP system, AccuPoint® Advanced, delivers a hygiene programme that allows you to gain metrics and begin improving and verifying SSOPs, environmental cleanliness, and sanitation requirements. AccuPoint Advanced leads the industry as the first ATP system to be approved by the AOAC Research Institute and includes RFID technology, liquid stable enzymes to improve accuracy and reliability and industry leading Data Manager software.
If you are looking for a contract laboratory service partner, Neogen’s UK based food testing laboratory offers analysis for allergens, GMO, Marine Biotoxins, Mycotoxins, Norovirus and Meat Speciation. We can offer a variety of turnaround times and our continual investment in new technologies ensures our range of UKAS accredited testing addresses existing and emerging food safety testing requirements.
Microbiological testing for nutraceuticals is a critical part of adhering to quality standards. Neogen manufactures and distributes the BioLumix® microbiological testing system for microbiological testing which allows for rapid results. The BioLumix system automatically generates a Certificate of Analysis in 48 hours, and allows for faster release of products from inventory. In addition to BioLumix, Neogen supplies all the peripheral equipment and supplies needed to help run a new microbiological testing lab, or an existing lab.
Natural toxins and/or mycotoxins are a concern in raw materials for nutraceutical and herb companies. Often these diagnostic tests are a critical control point for keeping natural toxins from the final product. Neogen’s natural toxin tests are part of a critical verification programme for verifying raw materials are free from aflatoxin, DON, fumonison and other mycotoxins.
Because of its ease of use and clarity of result, many companies prefer to utilise our self-contained protein detection tests for their hygiene monitoring programmes. AccuClean® Advanced is intended to be used as a simple method to determine the cleanliness of food contact surfaces and equipment. AccuClean Advanced is housed in a fully self-contained cartridge that once activated, changes colour to indicate the relative level of protein detected on a sampled surface.
After 10 seconds, the solution is compared to a colour comparison chart for interpretation. If no protein is detected, the solution in the bottom of the cup will remain copper-coloured to indicate the surface is clean. A colour change to grey indicates low level protein has been detected, while a change to green/blue or blue indicates a higher level of protein detected.