FASTKIT SLIM Food Allergen Test Kit
Detection of allergic protein in foods or solutions. The Food Sanitation Law obliges that 7 specified allergenic ingredients (egg, milk, wheat, buckwheat, peanut, shrimp and crab), which have a high risk of inducing food allergy, should be listed on food labels. The Food Sanitation Law also recommends that 18 ingredients, including soybeans, should be listed on the label in a way similar to the specified allergenic ingredients.
''Providing accurate information by listing of ingredients on food labels'' and ''preventing contamination with the ingredients which are not listed on the labels'' are required to prevent food allergy. Moreover, as a measure to prevent contamination, routine management at the manufacturing sites, including verification of the process of washing the machines and devices used for production, is important.
This product is a kit for detecting buckwheat protein by immunochromatography. Tests can be conducted rapidly and simply by means of the kit.
Features: 1. The simple one-step operation enableseasy assessment, and anybody can perform the test easily.
2. Because there is no need for special test equipment and the test gives rapid results (in 15 minutes), it is best for routine management at the production sites.
# The simple one-step operation enables easy assessment, and anybody can perform the test easily.
# Because there is no need for special test equipment, and the test gives rapid results (in 15 minutes), it is ideal for routine management at production sites.
1) Sensitivity Test
The results of tests conducted in accordance with instructions for “the preparation of the sample solution” and “the operating procedures” described in this instruction manual will be positive when the concentration of buckwheat protein in the sample solution is 25 ng/mL or more.
2) Reproducibility Test
When positive and negative sample solutions of buckwheat protein were simultaneously tested three times each, all positive sample solutions exhibited positive results and all negative sample solutions show negative results.
3) False Positive / False Negative Results
(1) Cross-reactivity with the specified ingredients other than buckwheat (egg, milk, wheat, peanut, shrimp and crab) and soybeans has not been observed.
(2) False positive results may be obtained due to non-specific reactions in the presence of viscous food or very high of concentrations of protein. In such cases, dilute the sample to an appropriate concentration before conducting the test.
(3) Pressurized and heated food packaged in containers, canned food, and food in retort pouch packaging may exhibit false negative results.
(4) When the sample solution contains a high concentration of buckwheat protein, an obscure line or no line may be observed in the smear test. In such cases, dilute the sample to an appropriate concentration before conducting the test.