U.S – Neogen Corporation has announced the release of its latest Veratox VIP assay, specifically designed for the detection of walnut allergens.

This marks the third assay in Neogen’s Veratox VIP line, showcasing the company’s commitment to advancing quantitative ELISA products.

The Veratox VIP for Walnut allergen test is a game-changer, boasting robust performance across various sample types while upholding the user-friendly testing methodology synonymous with the Veratox product line.

John Adent, Neogen’s President and CEO, emphasized the significance of offering practical solutions for producers to identify potential contamination and fortify their allergen control measures, especially with tree nuts ranking among the most common allergens.

“As tree nuts remain one of the most common allergens, it is incredibly important that we are providing solutions that make it easier for producers to detect potential contamination, and strengthen their allergen control plans,” stated Adent.

“Given the highly sensitive nature of the new Veratox VIP for Walnut assay, producers can be confident in Neogen’s strong commitment to food safety and quality.”

What sets this quantitative test apart is its exceptional specificity, detecting walnut protein concentrations as low as 0.15 ppm—an unparalleled feat in the realm of ELISA kits.

The product’s versatility extends to testing samples from a diverse array of product types and processing environments, including heat-processed and complex samples.

Neogen’s Veratox VIP for Walnut boasts a rapid 30-minute time-to-result, coupled with the convenience of ready-to-use reagents, setting a new standard in efficiency for allergen testing.

Last year, Neogen launched a Veratox VIP line for cashew and peanut allergens. Veratox VIP for Cashew allergen test demonstrates robust performance across sample types, while maintaining the simple testing methodology of the Veratox product line.

In May this year, the company launched Veratox VIP for peanut assay which rapidly quantifies low levels of peanut protein residues in food products, ingredients, and clean-in-place rinses.

This innovative quantitative test utilizes the pairing of a unique antibody combination and a modified extraction process to robustly detect levels of peanut protein down to 0.25 parts per million (ppm).

Neogen is a well-known innovator in the creation and distribution of diagnostic tests to identify unintentional allergen contamination of food that isn’t indicated on the ingredient label.

As a result, it offers a wide range of rapid test kits for more than 19 distinct food allergens, including hazelnut, peanut, milk, egg, almond, gliadin (gluten), soy, and mustard.

According to Research and Markets, the global food allergen testing market is expected to register growth at a CAGR of 7.01% in the projected phase 2022-2028.

One of the main factors fueling the market expansion is the rise in food allergies among individuals worldwide.

Additionally, factors like the expansion of international food trade and strict government regulations will help the market thrive.

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