Coconut Milk Lateral Flow

Though the prevalence of coconut allergy in Australia, the EU, Canada, and the USA is relatively low, the US FDA indentified coconut as a food allergen in 2006. Law requires that food labels clearly indicate coconut content. Coconut prepared as a “milk” substitute for dairy has been subjected to prolonged thermal processing rendering the allergens relatively indiscernible using standard detection methods. To assist the food industry in establishing effective food safety practices, ELISA SYSTEMS® has developed a rapid food sampling test kit that can reliably detect Coconut Milk residues in food and on surfaces and equipment.

Intended Use

This test kit is designed for use in the qualitative determination of coconut milk residues obtained from sampling foods (solids, powders, and liquids) and surfaces. The test is intended for laboratory use only and should only be performed by trained personnel.

Assay Principles

The ELISA SYSTEMS® AllergenControl™ Coconut Residue Lateral Flow Test features polyclonal antibodies directed against coconut milk proteins configured in a sandwich format. To operate the kit, the sample is first subjected to a short extraction step. The sample extract is then directly applied to the lateral flow device sample port, where it is allowed to migrate across the reagent zone thus enabling visualization of the Sandwich Test Line (T) results. In addition, the reagent zone includes a Procedural Control Line (C) to minimize the potential for false negative outcomes.

Food Sampling Test

(Product code: PA-F29)

Performance Characteristics

Limit of Detection*: 1.0 μg protein/g or 1 ppm
Sample Extraction Time: 1 min or 15 min
Test Operation Time: 15 min

Environmental Surface Test

(Product Code: PA-E29)

Performance Characteristics

Limit of Detection*: 0.1 μg protein/swab, 1.0 ppm protein (rinse water)
Sample Extraction Time: 1 min or 15 min
Test Operation Time: 15 min

* matrix-free determination

Customer Service and Support

For additional information or assistance with using this test kit, please contact Microbiologique at (206)525-0412.