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Shere- Dean

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Posted 19 November 2021 - 09:11 PM

Good day,

 

I need some assistance in identifying a suitable allergen swab, that can be used to verify that cleaning and sanitation activities have reduced the protein found in fish to 5ppm/ a satisfactory level. Pl

 

I would also like to know what are some on the actions I can implemented to prevent cross-contamination in non-fish areas. I have identified a few thus far, these are:

 

*Allergen Mgmt. Training for all staff

*Obtain a coat rack (specific for fish processing area) to hang PPEs during break.

*Colour-coded uniforms, to be worn by employees handling fish (to be laundered separately)

*Separation of personnel. Personnel handling fish on a given day will not be allowed in non-fish sections of the plant

*Placement and travel path of fish raw material, finished products and waste

*Separate frozen storage for fish and fish waste

*Dedicated utensils, cleaning tools, equipment for area 

*Dedicated maintenance tools, waste/scrap bin and dirty clothes (PPE) bin

 

Am I missing anything?


 

Thanks in advance. 



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Posted 19 November 2021 - 09:49 PM

We used to use Reveal 3D tests for crustacea. They work fine, but have a poor design. You have to pour a small packet of solution into each test tube.

There was almost always some spillage which could be a contamination issue.

 

We switched to Hygiena AllerSnap. I believe the threshold is 3ppm vs 5ppm with Reveal 3D.

I like them so far. Much easier to use since the solution is contained in a bulb on top of the test tube.

The only downside is that you will also need an incubator. I have a 12-spot desktop model also from Hygiena.

Here are some links to what I am using.

 

https://qasupplies.c...ASABEgICHvD_BwE

 

https://qasupplies.c...-test/allersnap

 

Reveal 3D cost= $20.20/ test    (10 tests per kit for $202)   

AllerSnap cost=  $2.42/  test      (100 tests per kit for $242) plus the cost of your incubator

 

Assuming a $300 incubator purchase, after 17 swabs the AllerSnap becomes the cheaper option. Hope this helps! 



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Posted 19 November 2021 - 10:52 PM

Hi Alton, 

 

Thank you very much. This is really helpful! I have never heard about AllerSnap before, I will definitely have a look at it. It's sensitivity is ideal too (3ppm). 



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Posted 22 November 2021 - 05:31 PM

3m has a fish rapid test.   As does Romer.  

 

https://multimedia.3...n-rapid-kit.pdf






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