Rapid tests for peanut from Neogen® can screen samples or provide fully quantitative results in the range of 2.5 to 25 ppm peanut 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 unlabelled—and potentially dangerous to some consumers—ingredient does 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. The tests provide visible results that clearly show whether a sample contains more or less peanut than the control provided.
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 lateral flow tests make it simple to screen for the presence of low levels of peanut 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).
Neogen’s Proficiency Testing Programmes provide a robust and easy to use tool for monitoring and gauging competency regarding the use of in-house food safety diagnostic methods.
Neogen’s allergen contract laboratory services offers UKAS accredited quantitative ELISA analysis for peanut.
Please check with your local representative for availability of these products within your region.