Sesame Lateral Flow

Allergy to sesame seed has increased in the past decade, ranking it in the top 10 causes of food allergy. As consumption of of sesame can trigger life-threatening allergic reactions, food labeling laws in Canada, the EU, Australia, and New Zealand require food labels to clearly indicate sesame content. To assist the food industry in establishing effective food safety practices, AllergenControl™ has developed a rapid test kit that can reliably detect Sesame residues in food and on surfaces and equipment.

Intended Use

This test kit is designed for use in the qualitative determination of sesame seed 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 AllergenControl™ Sesame Residue Lateral Flow Test features polyclonal antibodies directed against sesame seed 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.

Elisa Systems Lateral Flow Test Device

Food Sampling Test

(Product code: PA-F16)

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-E16)

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