Commonly used allergen detection methods can be divided into two groups: There are those that are carried out in a laboratory using specialized equipment, and those that can be performed onsite using little or no specialized equipment.
Validation is the process of gathering evidence to prove that a cleaning regime can effectively and repeatedly remove allergen soils. It is ideally carried out prior to implementation of the regime, essentially to demonstrate that the cleaning objectives have been met. Verification, on the other hand, proves that the validated allergen cleaning regime was performed correctly and remains effective, which is why it is carried out on an ongoing basis.
How clean do you want your equipment to be after cleaning? Do you want it to remove all detectable allergenic residue or do you simply want your equipment to be visually clean? After having carried out a thorough risk assessment review throughout the entire manufacturing process, the next step is to choose the right methods to effectively carry out your allergen cleaning regime.
An allergen management plan is an organization’s formal documented plan, describing all the controls and processes that should be in place in order to be able to manage allergens, from start to finish. Typically, allergens need to be controlled at multiple stages of manufacturing: from ordering and receiving ingoing ingredients through to final product packing.
Food allergies are abnormal hypersensitivity reactions to an otherwise harmless protein in food. They are a growing global public health concern, which can occasionally even lead to death. Likewise, food intolerances such as glucose intolerance can include a broad spectrum of reactions. Then there are illnesses such as coeliac disease – a lifelong autoimmune systemic disorder triggered by gluten found in barley, rye and wheat.
Hygiena™, a leader in food safety testing, has a new rapid microbial screening kit for beverage testing, using the Innovate System. The RapiScreen™ Beverage Kit is specifically designed to have strong buffering capacity to neutralize often complex, high-acid content found in fruit juices.
Hygiena™, a leader in food safety testing, announces a new rapid microbial screening kit for beverage testing, using the Innovate System. The RapiScreen™ Beverage Kit is specifically designed to have strong buffering capacity to neutralize often complex, high-acid content found in fruit juices.
Hygiena™, a leader in food safety testing, announces over 14 protocols for quantification applications (SalQuant™ and CampyQuant™) using the BAX® System Real-Time (RT) PCR Assays for Salmonella and Campylobacter.