Hygiena, Camarillo, Calif., introduced the newest addition to its vast line of food safety testing products.
AllerFlow Gluten is a specific allergen test kit for the detection of gluten residue on surfaces. This 2-part kit features a sample collection swab device and lateral flow cassette. Hygiena’s patented environmental sample collection device contains pre-measured extraction buffer that is mixed with the sample by a simple snap and squeeze activation and then poured in the cassette fill well. Results are ready in 10 minutes with sensitivity to 5 ppm—far below the 20 ppm regulatory limit for gluten-free food labeling.
This test eliminates all the manual manipulation required by other allergen surface tests, and enables food processors to assess the efficacy of cleaning protocols and prevent cross-contamination of products.