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BattleDax

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Posted 17 March 2022 - 10:03 PM

Hello All,

 

I work for a tree nut company in California. We are looking to change our allergen swabs. Our current ones are not quite fitting our needs.

We are looking for:

FDA approved

Cost effective

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Calls out tree nuts.

 

I see Neogen, Hygena, and Elisa out there, but I want to consider my options. What do you use and how do you like it? 



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Posted 18 March 2022 - 11:39 AM

I've used the Hygiena Allersnaps which will test for all of the allergens at once but you will need to purchase an incubator and i don't think its AOAC approved. , it was cheaper to use it  since we had multiples allergens in our product (bakery) however i always lean towards Romer lab AgraStrips when testing for an individual allergen because the kit comes with 2 testing method. one for product & the other for surfaces and its AOAC approved. 

 

Hopefully this helps you a little bit my friend



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Posted 18 March 2022 - 05:23 PM

@Bread_Head316 We used those in the past and were advised to get swabs that are FDA approved. Have you encountered this?



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Posted 18 March 2022 - 06:07 PM

depending on your intended use, I would  use something like neogen reveal lateral flow tests kits.   Romer was mentioned above.  I don't think i've ever used their allergen kits, but their other products are very good.  

 

I don't believe there is a color changing swab like the allersnap that is AOAC approved.   

 

 

https://www.neogen.c...-multi-treenut/


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Posted 19 March 2022 - 09:37 AM

I've used the Hygiena Allersnaps which will test for all of the allergens at once but you will need to purchase an incubator and i don't think its AOAC approved. , it was cheaper to use it  since we had multiples allergens in our product (bakery) however i always lean towards Romer lab AgraStrips when testing for an individual allergen because the kit comes with 2 testing method. one for product & the other for surfaces and its AOAC approved. 

 

Hopefully this helps you a little bit my friend

Allersnap is NOT an allergen testing kit despite the apparently widespread belief that it is.

 

(It is useful in verifying a validated allergen cleaning procedure)

 

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https://www.ifsqn.co...on/#entry183429


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