Almond Lateral Flow

Almonds, in combination with other tree nuts, constitute a relatively common cause of food allergy, capable of triggering severe allergic reactions in sensitive individuals. Accordingly, food labeling laws in many countries require food labels to clearly indicate almond content. To assist the food industry in establishing effective food safety practices, AllergenControl™ has developed a rapid test kit that can reliably detect almond residues in food and on surfaces and equipment.

Intended Use

This test kit is designed for use in the qualitative determination of almond 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™ Almond Residue Lateral Flow Test features polyclonal antibodies directed against almond 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-F02)

Performance Characteristics

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

Environmental Surface Test

(Product Code: PA-E02)

Performance Characteristics

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

Customer Service and Support

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

* matrix-free determination