Fast and Reliable Test Kits for Food Allergen Detection

Food allergens represent an ever-present risk for individuals with allergies. Using reliable test kits to accurately detect potential allergen contaminations has become a critical necessity for food producers.

Romer Labs offers the most complete portfolio of allergen test kits for the qualitative (AgraStrip®) and quantitative (AgraQuant®) analysis of food allergens. These tests can be used for different applications, and cover all steps in the food production process:

  • Testing of raw materials and finished food samples 
  • Analysis of rinse waters (as part of cleaning validation)
  • Detection of allergens in environmental swab samples

The allergen test kits can be easily implemented into routine analysis as part of an allergen management plan within a HACCP-concept. The simple test format makes it easy for a smooth workflow to be maintained on-site as well as in the lab.

Legislative compliance

As certain food allergens are regulated all over the world (e.g. Opens external link in new windowRegulation (EU) No 1169/201; Opens external link in new windowU.S. FDA – FALCPA 2004), it is imperative that food products are labeled properly. Romer Labs test kits help producers fulfill legal requirements and secure the safety and compliance of their products.

Protect your business and brand

Food safety is directly linked to the quality of the test kit. Romer Labs uses a broad range of monoclonal and polyclonal antibodies to meet the highest quality demands. Our sensitive tests can detect allergens in the low ppm or even ppb range. Early detection of allergen contaminations can prevent unnecessary and costly allergen-related recalls which often are associated with significant financial losses and a tarnished reputation.

Romer Labs provides the following test kits for the detection of allergens:

AgraStrip

AgraStrip®

Lateral Flow Devices

The AgraStrip® allergen test kits are ready-to-use lateral flow devices (LFD) for on-site testing. These immunological tests allow a rapid analysis of a wide range of food samples within only 11 minutes (including extraction).

AgraStrip® LFDs represent a fast and simple qualitative strip test method in which specific antibodies labeled with colloidal gold are used for visual color development at a test and control zone.

The test kits come complete with strips, antibody coated incubation vials, extraction tubes, an extraction buffer, surface swabs and additional accessories.

A complete overview can be found below. Click on the item numbers for more information.

Item No. Limit Of Detection Number Of Tests
AgraStrip® Peanut
10001988 1 ppm peanut, 1 µg/25 cm2 peanut (swab testing) 10
AgraStrip® Gluten G12
10001995 5, 10, 20 ppm gluten (raw and finished products), 35 ppb gluten (rinse water), 4 µg/25 cm2 (swab testing) 10
AgraStrip® Gluten
10002000 4 ppm gluten, 4 µg/25 cm2 gluten (swab testing) 10
AgraStrip® Hazelnut
10002004 5 ppm hazelnut, 5 µg/25 cm2 hazelnut (swab testing) 10
AgraStrip® Soy
10002010 2 ppm STI, 2 µg/25 cm2 soy (swab testing) 10
AgraStrip® Almond
10002019 2 ppm almond, 2 µg/25 cm2 almond (swab testing) 10
AgraStrip® Walnut
10002028 10 ppm walnut, 10 µg/25 cm2 walnut (swab testing) 10
AgraStrip® Beta-Lactoglobulin
10002032 0.5 ppm BLG, 0.5 µg/25 cm2 BLG (swab testing) 10
AgraStrip® Casein
10002040 1 ppm casein, 1 µg/25 cm2 casein (swab testing) 10
AgraStrip® Cashew/Pistachio
10002044 2 ppm cashew/pistachio, 2 µg/25 cm2 cashew/pistachio (swab testing) 10
AgraStrip® Lupin
10002047 10 ppm Lupin, 10 µg/25 cm2 Lupin (swab testing) 10
AgraStrip® Macadamia nut
10002051 2 ppm macadamia, 2 µg/25 cm2 macadamia (swab testing) 10
AgraStrip® Brazil nut
10002055 5 ppm brazil nut, 5 µg/25 cm2 brazil nut (swab testing) 10
AgraStrip® Egg
10002058 2 ppm dried whole egg, 2 µg/25 cm2 dried whole egg (swab testing) 10
AgraStrip® Sesame
10002062 5 ppm sesame, 5 µg/25 cm2 sesame (swab testing) 10
AgraStrip® Mustard
10002068 2 ppm mustard, 2 µg/25 cm2 mustard (swab testing) 10
AgraStrip® Crustacea
10002074 2 ppm crustacea (dry weight), 10 ppm crustacea (wet weight), 10 µg/25cm2 crustacea (wet weight, swab testing) 10
AgraStrip® Total Milk
10002078 1 ppm milk protein, 1 µg/25cm2 milk protein (swab testing) 10
AgraStrip® Coconut
10002085 10 ppm coconut, 10 µg/25 cm2 coconut (swab testing) 10
Item No. Number Of Tests
AgraStrip® Wine Extraction Buffer - Egg
10002057 10
AgraStrip® Wine Extraction Buffer - Casein
10002039 10
AgraQuant

AgraQuant®

ELISA Tests

AgraQuant® test kits are accurate and reliable enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays (ELISA) in a quantitative format. Results are measured with a specific ELISA reader, such as the StatFax® or the BioTek® reader.

These ELISA test kits are the ideal solution for a parallel measurement of multiple samples with assay times of as low as 60 minutes for up to 38 samples.

AgraQuant® allergen test kits are sandwich ELISAs in a ready-to-use format to reduce handling errors and come with a set of 5 standards, an antibody coated plate, a conjugate, a substrate and a stop solution.

A complete overview can be found below. Click on the item numbers for more information.

Item No. Quantitation Range Limit of Detection No. of Wells 
AgraQuant Almond
10002021 0.4 - 10 ppm 0.2 ppm 48
Item No. Specifity Format No. of Columns
AgraQuant Beta-Lactoglobulin
10002034 10 - 400 ppb 1.5 ppb 48
Item No. Specifity Format No. of Columns
AgraQuant Casein
10002037 0.2 - 6 ppm 0.04 ppm 96
Item No. Specifity Format No. of Columns
AgraQuant Cashew
10002094 2 - 60 ppm 0.2 ppm 48
Item No. Specifity Format No. of Columns
AgraQuant Crustacea
10002076 20 - 400 ppb 0.9 ppb 48
Item No. Specifity Format No. of Columns
AgraQuant Egg White
10002026 0.4 - 10 ppm 0.05 ppm 48
Item No. Specifity Format No. of Columns
AgraQuant Fish
10002083 4 - 100 ppm 1.4 ppm 48
Item No. Specifity Format No. of Columns
AgraQuant Gluten G12TM
10001994* 4 - 200 ppm 2 ppm 96
Item No. Specifity Format No. of Columns
AgraQuant Gluten G12TM Extraction Buffer
10001999 - - -
Item No. Quantitation Range Limit of Detection No. of Wells
AgraQuant Gluten
10002002 4 - 120 ppm 0.6 ppm 48
Item No. Quantitation Range Limit of Detection No. of Wells
AgraQuant® Hazelnut
10002006 1 - 40 ppm 0.3 ppm 48
Item No. Quantitation Range Limit of Detection No. of Wells
AgraQuant® Histamine
10002017 0.5 - 50 ppb 0.15 ppb 96
Item No. Quantitation Range Limit of Detection No. of Wells
AgraQuant® Histamine Rapid
10002018 3 - 300 ppm 1 ppm 48
Item No. Quantitation Range Limit of Detection No. of Wells
AgraQuant® Lupin
10002049 2 - 30 ppm 0.2 ppm 48
Item No. Quantitation Range Limit of Detection No. of Wells
AgraQuant® Lysozyme
10002090 25 - 250 ppb 2 ppb 48
Item No. Quantitation Range Limit of Detection No. of Wells
AgraQuant® Milk
10002080 0.4 - 10 ppm 0.05 ppm 48
Item No. Quantitation Range Limit of Detection No. of Wells
AgraQuant® Mustard
10002070 2 - 60 ppm 1 ppm 48
Item No. Quantitation Range Limit of Detection No. of Wells
AgraQuant® Ovalbumine
10002092 25 - 500 ppb 4 ppb 48
Item No. Quantitation Range Limit of Detection No. of Wells
AgraQuant® Peanut
10001990 1 - 40 ppm 0.1 ppm 48
Item No. Quantitation Range Limit of Detection No. of Wells
AgraQuant® Pistachio
10002086 1 - 40 ppm 0.13 ppm 48
Item No. Quantitation Range Limit of Detection No. of Wells
AgraQuant® Sesame
10002064 2 - 30 ppm 0.2 ppm 48
Item No. Quantitation Range Limit of Detection No. of Wells
AgraQuant® Soy
10002015 40 - 1000 ppb 16 ppb 48
Item No. Quantitation Range Limit of Detection No. of Wells
AgraQuant® Walnut
10002030 2 - 60 ppm 0.35 ppm 48
Item No. Quantitation Range Limit of Detection No. of Wells
Accessory: AgraQuant® Allergen Swabbing Kit
10002205     20

* AOAC Official Method of Analysis 2014.03 & AACC International Method 38-52.01
 

Item No. Product Description
Readers for Result Quantification
10002756 StatFax® ELISA Reader (Awareness Technology, Inc.) Stat Fax® 4700
10002740 800 TS Reader incl. Gen5 SW  (BioTek Instruments Inc.) BioTek® 800 TS Compact Microplate Reader (405, 450, 490 and 630 nm)
10002741 800 TS Reader (BioTek Instruments Inc.) BioTek® 800 TS Compact Microplate Reader(405, 450, 490 and 630 nm)
10002699 ChroMate® ELISA Reader (Awareness Technology, Inc.) ChroMate® 4300

 

AgraQuant

AgraQuant® Plus

ELISA Tests

The AgraQuant® Plus test kits are accurate and reliable enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays (ELISA) specifically designed for a more efficient workflow. This quantitative test format uses unique extraction capsules that speed up the extraction of allergenic proteins, especially from processed matrices, to barely 1 minute.

Incubation times of the assay are reduced to 3 x 10 minutes, leading to a total assay time of 30 minutes for up to 37 samples.

AgraQuant® allergen test kits are sandwich ELISAs in a ready-to-use format to reduce handling errors and come with a set of 5 standards, extraction capsules, an antibody coated plate, a conjugate, a substrate and a stop solution.

A complete overview can be found below. Click on the item numbers for more information.

Item No. Quantitation Range Limit of Detection No. of Wells 
AgraQuant® Plus Almond
10002023 1 - 25 ppm 0.5 ppm 48
Item No. Specifity Format No. of Columns
AgraQuant® Plus Casein
10002042 1 - 25 ppm 0.2 ppm 48
Item No. Specifity Format No. of Columns
AgraQuant® Plus Cashew
10002096 1 - 25 ppm 1 ppm 48
Item No. Specifity Format No. of Columns
AgraQuant® Plus Egg
10002060 1 - 25 ppm 0.5 ppm 48
Item No. Specifity Format No. of Columns
AgraQuant® Plus Hazelnut
10002008 2 - 25 ppm 1 ppm 48
Item No. Quantitation Range Limit of Detection No. of Wells
AgraQuant® Plus Macadamia nut
10002053 1 - 25 ppm 1 ppm 48
Item No. Quantitation Range Limit of Detection No. of Wells
AgraQuant® Plus Mustard
10002072 1 - 25 ppm 0.5 ppm 48
Item No. Quantitation Range Limit of Detection No. of Wells
AgraQuant® Plus Peanut
10001992 1 - 25 ppm 0.5 ppm 48
Item No. Quantitation Range Limit of Detection No. of Wells
AgraQuant® Plus Pistachio
10002088 1 - 25 ppm 1 ppm 48
Item No. Quantitation Range Limit of Detection No. of Wells
AgraQuant® Plus Sesame
10002066 1 - 25 ppm 1 ppm 48
Item No. Product Description
Readers for Result Quantification
10002756 StatFax® ELISA Reader (Awareness Technology, Inc.) Stat Fax® 4700
10002740 800 TS Reader incl. Gen5 SW  (BioTek Instruments Inc.) BioTek® 800 TS Compact Microplate Reader (405, 450, 490 and 630 nm)
10002741 800 TS Reader (BioTek Instruments Inc.) BioTek® 800 TS Compact Microplate Reader(405, 450, 490 and 630 nm)
10002699 ChroMate® ELISA Reader (Awareness Technology, Inc.) ChroMate® 4300

 

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