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Hygiena unveils gluten test kit

By Joe Whitworth+

22-Aug-2014
Last updated on 22-Aug-2014 at 09:33 GMT

Hygiena’s AllerFlow Gluten test
Hygiena’s AllerFlow Gluten test

Hygiena has introduced a specific allergen test kit for the detection of gluten residue on surfaces.

AllerFlow Gluten is a two-part kit featuring 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 snap and squeeze activation and poured in the cassette fill well.

Results are ready in 10 minutes with sensitivity to five ppm - below the 20 ppm regulatory limit for gluten-free food labeling.

The firm said it eliminates the manual manipulation required by other allergen surface tests and food processors can benefit from more consistent results at a lower cost per test.

Rapid allergen surface residue testing enables food processors to assess the efficacy of cleaning protocols and prevent cross-contamination of products.

Hygiena said additional allergen tests will soon be available on the same platform.

Hygiena's AllerFlow Gluten test kit