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.