I have a question on allergen verification.
We are an SQF lvl 2 facility, and currently have treenuts, peanuts, soy in our facility.
Right now, we do monthly allergen verification swabs, using the Neogen Reveal 3D tests (https://foodsafety.n...l-multi-treenut, https://foodsafety.n...veal-3-d-peanut, https://foodsafety.n.../reveal-3-d-soy )
To confirm our cleaning procedures are successfully removing all allergens.
I saw these from 3M, and am wondering if they are a good alternative: 3M Clean-Trace Surface Protein (allergen) test swabs
Would these be an acceptable substitute for the 3 different Neogen tests we currently use?
I understand that the 3M tests are not allergen specific, but I don't think I would need to know what allergen is present, during the monthly tests, I would only need to determine if the surface was free of (all) allergens.
What are people's thoughts on these tests?