Hygiena AlerTox® Sticks – Crustacean Allergen Detection

Hygiena AlerTox® Sticks – Crustacean Allergen Detection

£79.90 ex VAT

Hygiena AlerTox® Sticks Crustacean is a rapid immunochromatographic test for the qualitative detection of crustacean antigen in food, kitchens and production facilities. AlerTox ® Sticks are a quick, reliable and practical tool for the control of allergen content in raw materials, final products, and working surfaces. LOD (limit of detection) of AlerTox Sticks Crustacean is 10 ppm

Industrial Applications:

  • Trace allergen contamination in food, liquid, and surfaces
  • Implementation and fulfilment of HACCP, ISO 2200, BRC, and IFS compliance
  • Detection of allergens in food
  • Food quality control

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Hygiena AlerTox® Sticks – Crustacean Allergen Detection

AlerTox Sticks Crustacean is an immunochromatographic rapid test for the qualitative detection of crustacean antigen in food, kitchens and production facilities.

AlerTox Sticks are rapid tests for allergen detection in food, drinks, and on surfaces for internal Quality Control. They are designed specifically to help manufacturers keep their items free of antigens that may cause allergic reactions. These user-friendly tests are for the detection and qualification of main food allergens without the need for lab equipment or scientific knowledge.

Features:

  • LOD (limit of detection) of AlerTox Sticks Crustacean is 10 ppm
  • 10 Tests per kit
  • Quick and Reliable with results in 10 minutes
  • High-sensitivity
  • Can be used for testing environmental surface, liquids (rinse water and product) and food samples
  • Shelf life: 6-18 months
  • Safe and easy to use with no special equipment required
  • Convenient and quick sample collection requires minimal training
  • Cost-effective – huge savings over other specific allergen test kits

They have industrial applications for allergen detection in food, food quality control, trace allergen contamination in food, liquid, and surfaces and implementation and fulfilment of HACCP, ISO 2200, BRC, and IFS compliance

AlerTox Sticks Crustacean uses a combination of monoclonal antibodies against a major antigen found in crustacean muscle, tropomyosin, known as allergen Met e 1 of Metapenaeus ensis (shrimp), Cra c 1 of Crangon crangon (North Sea shrimp), and similar proteins of other species. The test is non-reactive to fish, mollusks, and all sorts of meats. The LOD (limit of detection) of AlerTox Sticks Custacean is 10 ppm of dried raw shrimp protein. The range of detection (ROD) is 10-10,000 ppm; above this range, the test can present a hook effect. The hook effect can appear as a negative result or a test line with reduced intensity. If a false negative due to hook effect is suspected, repeat the test on a diluted sample. If

PLEASE NOTE: AlerTox Sticks Crustacean is capable of detecting the antigens of phylum Arthropoda (insects, mites and spiders). Sensitivity to the cross-reactive antigens is substantially (100-1,000 times) lower than for shrimp and other crustaceans. However, AlerTox Sticks Crustacean can also be used for detection of cross-contamination of foods (for example grains or flour) by insects.

Each AlerTox Sticks Crustacean kit includes all the basic equipment required to carry out testing:

  • 10 immunochromatographic sticks individually packed in foil pouches
  • 10 sample collection tubes (tube with yellow cap)
  • 10 sample extraction buffer tubes, 10 mL (tube with blue cap)
  • 10 spoons
  • 10 pipettes (3 mL- only for testing liquid samples)
  • 10 small pipettes
  • 10 swabs (only for testing surfaces)
  • Instructions for use

Other materials not supplied:

  • Grinder, mortar or any other manual or automatic homogenization system to crush the sample
  • Scissors
  • Optional: digital scale sensitive to 0.1 g

AlerTox Sticks Crustacean has been validated for the following matrices:

Dairy Meat Tinned Sardine
Fish Prepared food
Flours Snacks

Hygiena AlerTox® Sticks – Crustacean Allergen Detection – Validation Report

How to use the Alertox Tests

Surfaces:

Food Samples: Tests for Fish, Crustacean, Hazelnut, Almond, Mustard Seed, and Soy

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Hygiena AlerTox® Sticks – Crustacean Allergen Detection Manual

Hygiena AlerTox® Sticks – Crustacean Allergen Detection – Validation Report