Morinaga Allergen ELISA II
ELISA stands for Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay and describes an immunological protein detection method in which allergens are bound to antibodies on plates.
Using fluorescent dyes, these can then be made visible in appropriate devices. The detection limit ranges from 0.1 to 1 mg protein/g and can be carried out as a quantitative test.
The working group on food allergy of the German Society for Allergology and Clinical Immunology, DGAI, has defined the value of 1 mg protein per kilogram of food as a threshold value, which is similar in many other countries around the globe.
The ELISA method can detect allergens or their traces, which may be relevant for allergy patients, even in complex samples with sufficient sensitivity. Especially for continuous controls during production, the ELISA method provides a reliable method to exclude the presence of cross-reacting components. In addition, the tests can be used as part of quality control for the final product release.
The Morinaga Allergy Test ELISA Kit II convinces with robust and efficient protein extraction from complex, heat-processed, and processed foods as well as excellent specificity. This is achieved by using a particularly stringent extraction buffer as well as specialized antibodies. This means correct results even in highly processed foods and higher safety for allergy patients.
A special feature of the product line is the ability to detect soy and egg even in highly processed and heat-processed foods with a detection limit of 0.31 ppm.
The product line includes tests for all of the “Big 8” allergens: wheat, egg, peanuts, soy, milk, and dairy products, other nuts, shellfish, and fish. This portfolio of common parameters allows a holistic and consistent allergen management program to be followed with the highest quality.
Morinaga Allergen Lateral Flow Rapid Test
This test method is a qualitative detection with high sensitivity and efficiency, based on the lateral flow method. In this method, the sample is applied to a test strip, which is loaded with allergen-specific antibodies in the form of a strip.
If corresponding allergens are present in the sample, they bind to the specific antibody and a coloration of the strip can be observed. Lateral flow tests are widely used in quality assurance from the starting product to the finished food product because of their ease of use.
Morinaga Allergen Lateral Flow Rapid Tests are essential as a hygiene test for the detection of allergen residues and are very important as part of a comprehensive allergen management program.
This type of test provides rapid results and can be performed by inexperienced personnel. The test strips are easy to use and give evidence of allergen traces on surfaces.
The allergen tests can also be used for the detection of allergen traces in food when a qualitative yes / no statement is sufficient for the presence of allergens.
HyServe’s Morinaga Lateral Flow Rapid Tests are ready-to-use and help food manufacturers ensure the safety and compliance of their products. Early detection of contamination can avoid unnecessary and costly recalls, which are often associated with high financial losses and reputational damage.