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Welcome to Allergen Land2018-10-09T09:40:57+01:00
Food Allergen Testing -

Welcome to Allergen Land: Rapid Food Allergen Testing

Streamline your process and simplify your food allergen testing

With more variety than ever, today’s food products often require complex processing, which can alter the nature of allergenic proteins in food, making them harder to detect. Conducting allergen testing is vital.

3M Allergen Protein Rapid Tests are designed to overcome this challenge by detecting both processed and unprocessed proteins for more predictable, accurate results.

It took years of careful antibody selection and formulation development to create the simplicity and performance provided by these kits. Supported by 3M scientists and engineers, these test kits give you the reliability and efficiency you have come to expect from 3M.

Rapid Kits for Allergen Testing Available For:

3M™ ALMOND PROTEIN RAPID KIT

Detection Limit: 2.0 PPM

SKU: L25ALM

3M™ BOVINE MILK PROTEIN RAPID KIT

Detection Limit: 3.0 PPM

SKU: L25MLK

3M™ CASHEW PROTEIN RAPID KIT

Detection Limit: 3.0 PPM

SKU: L25MLK

3M™ COCONUT PROTEIN RAPID KIT

Detection Limit: 2.0 PPM

SKU: L25COC

3M™ EGG PROTEIN RAPID KIT

Detection Limit: 0.5 PPM

SKU: L25EGG

3M™ FISH PROTEIN RAPID KIT

Detection Limit: 1.0 PPM

SKU: L25FSH

Confirmed detection of salmon, trout, cod, haddock, tuna, pollock and bonito

3M™ GLUTEN PROTEIN RAPID KIT

Detection Limit: 5.0 PPM

SKU: L25GLU

3M™ HAZELNUT PROTEIN RAPID KIT

Detection Limit: 2.0 PPM

SKU: L25HZL

3M™ PEANUT PROTEIN RAPID KIT

Detection Limit: 1.0 PPM

SKU: L25PNT

3M™ PECAN PROTEIN RAPID KIT

Detection Limit: 3.0 PPM

SKU: L25PEC

3M™ PISTACHIO PROTEIN RAPID KIT

Detection Limit: 2.0 PPM

SKU: L25PST

3M™ SOY PROTEIN RAPID KIT

Detection Limit: 2.0 PPM

SKU: L25SOY

3M™ WALNUT PROTEIN RAPID KIT

Detection Limit: 2.0 PPM

SKU: L25WAL

Hook Line Assurance

3M’s signature hook line feature can alert you to a possible false negative due to high amounts of the target protein in a sample. This feature can increase confidence in your food allergen testing results.

Versatility Across Sample Types

Designed for accurate detection of processed and unprocessed allergen proteins, these fast, easy tests can be used for multiple test types including end product testing – not just surface and CIP rinse water!

ENVIRONMENTAL SURFACE

CHECK SURFACES ARE ALLERGEN FREE
AND VERIFY CLEANING

What You’ll Need:

3M Allergen Rapid Test Kit

Swabs

Pipettor or Syringe

Vortex Mixer (optional)

CIP FINAL RINSE WATER

MAKE SURE YOUR CIP FINAL RINSE WATER IS ALLERGEN FREE AND VERIFY CLEANING

What You’ll Need:

3M Allergen Rapid Test Kit

Pipettor or Syringe

Vortex Mixer (optional)

RAW INGREDIENTS

TEST YOUR RAW INGREDIENTS
FOR ALLERGENIC RESIDUE

What You’ll Need:

3M Allergen Rapid Test Kit

Pipettor or Syringe

Vortex Mixer (optional)

Blender

Balance

Mini Centrifuge

SOLID FINAL PRODUCT

TEST YOUR SOLID FINAL PRODUCT
FOR ALLERGENIC RESIDUE

What You’ll Need:

3M Allergen Rapid Test Kit

Pipettor or Syringe

Vortex Mixer (optional)

Blender

Balance

Mini Centrifuge

LIQUID FINAL PRODUCT

TEST YOUR LIQUID FINAL PRODUCT
FOR ALLERGENIC RESIDUE

What You’ll Need:

3M Allergen Rapid Test Kit

Pipettor or Syringe

Vortex Mixer (optional)

LIQUID & SOLID CHOCOLATE

TEST YOUR LIQUID AND SOLID CHOCOLATE
FOR ALLERGENIC RESIDUE

What You’ll Need:

3M Allergen Rapid Test Kit

Pipettor or Syringe

Vortex Mixer (optional)

Blender (solid sample)

Balance (solid sample)

Mini Centrifuge

What’s In The Box?

Each 3M™ Rapid Allergen Test Kit Contains:

  • 25 x Lateral Flow Devices
  • 50ml Allergen Specific Extraction Buffer
  • 26 x Dilution Tube

What You Get From Gem Scientific

Free with each 3M™ Allergen Rapid Test Kit:

  • 25 x Sterile Swabs
  • 25 x Disposable Syringes

We’ll also send you a rack for the dilution tubes with your first order!

Storage Instructions

3M™ Rapid Allergen Test Kits should be stored:

  • 2 to 8oC
  • Shelf life of 24 months

Frequently Asked Questions

What Are The Most Common Food Allergens?2018-06-06T11:18:28+01:00

Previously the most commonly allergenic foods were considered to be cows’ milk, hens’ eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, soy, wheat, shellfish and fish (the ‘big 8’) (Hefle et al., 1996; Young et al., 1994). In Europe, that list has been expanded in number to 14: cereals containing gluten, crustaceans, molluscs, eggs, fish, peanuts, tree nuts, soybeans, milk, celery, mustard, sesame, lupin and sulphur dioxide (Commission-Directive 2006/142/EC).

How Many People Suffer From Food Allergies?2018-06-06T11:18:22+01:00

It is estimated that more than 150 million Europeans suffer from chronic allergic diseases and the current prediction is that by 2025 half of the entire EU population will be affected (EAACI, 2016)

The UK has some of the highest rates of allergic conditions in the world, with over 20% of the population affected by one or more allergic disorder. (M. L. Levy, 2004)

What Are Some Food Allergy Symptoms?2018-06-06T11:18:40+01:00

Gastro-Intestinal: Vomiting, Diarrhea, Nausea, Abdominal cramps

Respiratory: Asthma, Wheezing, rhinitis

Cutaneous: Urticaria (hives), Eczema, Dermatitis, Rash, angioedema

Extreme symptoms: Anaphylactic shock, Hypotension, Swelling of tongue, Laryngeal edema

OAS: Oral allergic syndrome, mild reaction located in oropharyngeal area of mouth and throat (urticaria and angioedema) is the most common symptoms to food allergy

Anaphylactic shock and asthma, are the most common causes of death in the occasional fatalities associated with food allergies

What is Food Allergy?2018-06-06T11:18:16+01:00

Food allergy is an adverse and immune-mediated reaction to a particular food

Immunoglobulin E (IgE) are antibodies produced by the immune system. If you have an allergy, your immune system overreacts to an allergen by producing antibodies called Immunoglobulin E (IgE). These antibodies travel to cells that release chemicals, causing an allergic reaction. This reaction usually causes symptoms in the nose, lungs, throat, or on the skin.

Each type of IgE has specific “radar” for each type of allergen. That’s why some people are only allergic to gluten (they only have the IgE antibodies specific to gluten); while others have allergic reactions to multiple allergens because they have many more types of IgE antibodies.

Are There Any None Specific Methods of Allergen Testing?2018-06-06T11:18:46+01:00

Using a protein swab you can detect proteins of any source on a surface. It is not specific for any food allergen. Depending on the swab the detection limits are from 3 to 20 ppm. These swabs may be useful when a large number of allergens in a single process operation are handled.

Learn more about general protein swabs:

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