Neogen has developed a rapid test that can simultaneously detect the presence of six tree nuts in a single test in just 10 minutes after extraction.
Neogen's new Reveal for Multi-Treenut detects 5-10 parts per million of almond, hazelnut, pecan, walnut, cashew and pistachio residues on environmental surfaces, as well as in rinses. The new test is simple to use and provides quick, accurate results, aiding food manufacturers in cleaning validations or verification of existing procedures to prevent cross-contamination of tree nuts within their manufacturing facilities.
"Our new Reveal test for multiple tree nuts is a result of requests from our customers to develop a single test to detect multiple tree nuts at once," says Ed Bradley, Neogen's vice president of food safety. "Our customers have told us that it's common in production environments for a commingling of multiple tree nuts to occur, and they would prefer not to test for each separately. The new single test represents an opportunity for many to simplify their testing, while receiving faster test results."
Neogen's food allergen testing products have been developed in close cooperation with the University of Nebraska's Food Allergy Research and Resource Program--a food industry and university partnership that was formed to provide research and resource tools to the food industry. It is a leading authority in training and educating the industry on allergen awareness.