Food allergen testing

Food allergens are a major concern for food and beverage manufacturers of all sizes, so we have developed a range of allergen-specific and non-specific tests to give you control over your allergen testing programme whatever your requirements. Designed to streamline your processes, 3M™ Allergen tests deliver accurate results giving you confidence in your allergen testing.

Our allergen tests include Rapid Lateral Flow allergen testing kits for fast in-plant monitoring, Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA) kits for outstanding precision, and easy-to-use surface protein allergen test swabs for monitoring the presence of total proteins on surfaces to verify the effectiveness of cleaning.

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3M Allergen Testing Products

Versatile, accurate allergen detection

Choose the right food allergen test for your needs

From raw materials to finished goods, control of allergens throughout your manufacturing process is important for your business. Whether you are testing solid or liquid food samples, clean-in-place rinse waters or environmental samples to ensure your cleaning programme is effectively removing allergens from your facility, our 3M tests can work for you.

  • Quantifiable results for monitoring specific food allergens across a wide variety of foods.

    • Accurate detection of processed and unprocessed target allergen proteins.
    • Comprehensive portfolio of ELISA assays.
    • Use for clean-in-place (CIP) final rinse water, environmental swab samples, food ingredients and processed food products.
  • Qualitative in-plant monitoring for specific food allergens.

    • Fast, accurate detection of processed and unprocessed allergen proteins.
    • Simplified procedure that works in minutes to verify your cleaning process.
    • Use for clean-in-place (CIP) final rinse water, environmental swab samples, raw ingredients and finished food products.
  • Monitor the presence of general proteins on surfaces.

    • Simple solution to help control allergen cross-contamination in your processing facility.
    • Rapid qualitative method.
    • Detect as little as 3 µg of protein on surfaces and in hard to reach areas.

Streamline your allergen testing process, for results you can rely on

Why choose our allergen testing products?

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    Processed and unprocessed proteins in one test

    With more variety than ever, today’s food products often require complex processing, which can make allergens harder to detect. 3M™ Allergen Testing Products are designed to overcome this challenge by detecting both processed and unprocessed proteins in the same tests.

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    Keeping it simple

    Our tests are adaptable enough to be used on a range of samples including environmental swabs, clean-in-place (CIP) final rinse water, ingredients and food samples.

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    Simplified protocols, easier workflow

    Our allergen testing solutions have been designed around how you work. We’ve simplified protocols and removed variables throughout the process, reducing the risk of human error and inconsistent outcomes. So you get results in fewer steps, and data you know is right.

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    Support you can rely on

    Our Professional Service team is here to help you with advice and guidance. It's a partnership you can depend on to help you deliver excellent results from your allergen detection programme.

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Get your free environmental monitoring handbook

Explore environmental monitoring for allergens in our 122 page handbook and read about:

  • Specific vs. non-specific allergen testing
  • How to develop an allergen sampling program
  • Corrective actions based on allergen testing results
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A closer look at food allergen testing

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  • Free Allergen Testing Webinar

    Allergen control is an important part of food safety programs, enabling the establishment of risk management activities to prevent unintentional contamination of food products. Join members of the 3M Food Safety technical team for a training session on how to use 3M™ Allergen Testing products and to demonstrate how allergen management activities are effectively performed.

    Including a Q&A with our experts: Ana Lozano & Dr. Gabriela Lopez Velasco

    Free on-demand webinar (54 min)

Driven by science

Driven by science

Our years of scientific expertise and industry experience mean 3M™ Allergen Testing Products have been proven to deliver the consistent, accurate and reliable results you can trust. And as your food safety partner, we’re here with advice and guidance whenever you need it.

Ready to try our allergen testing solutions?

Ready to try our allergen testing solutions?

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    Talk to a 3M food safety expert and find out how our allergen testing solutions can help optimise your operations and drive efficiencies across the board.

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