U.S – The AOAC Research Institute has awarded the Performance Tested Method Certification to Neogen Corporation for their Reveal 3-D for Gluten test.

The Reveal 3-D for Gluten test has been independently verified as meeting the AOAC standard for screening gluten residues in environmental samples by the AOAC certification (No. 122201).

Neogen’s Reveal 3-D for Gluten is a single-step lateral flow immunochromatographic assay that utilizes a simple, rapid methodology to qualitatively detect gluten residues in environmental and food samples as low as 5 parts per million (ppm).

The acceptance for usage under procedures defined by the Gluten-Free Certification Organization (GFCO), a program of the Gluten Intolerance Group of North America(GIG), is also a part of this certification. 

GIG is a 501c3 non-profit organization that supports, advocates for, and educates the gluten-free community.

“With this certification, we once again demonstrate the continued reliability of our assays and our commitment to providing trustworthy, dependable solutions for producers around the world. 

“Our customers can confidently utilize our Reveal 3-D for Gluten tests to help gluten-intolerant and allergic customers minimize exposure to allergens,” said John Adent, Neogen’s President and Chief Executive Officer.

The assay delivers results in just 5 minutes and can be used in virtually any environment to screen environmental swabs and clean-in-place rinses. 

The Reveal 3-D line of food allergen test kits is uniquely designed to guard against oversaturation and false negative results, with results displayed in three visual lines on the lateral flow test strip. 

A control line assures the test is working properly, and two other lines outline nondetectable, low, and high levels of gluten.

The extract is passed through a reagent zone that has colored particles attached to antibodies that are specific to the target allergen. The conjugated antibodies will capture any allergen if it is present.

A membrane with an antibody-specific zone for the target allergen is then coated with the allergen antibody-particle combination. This area isolates the complex, enabling the particles to coalesce and create a line. No line will form in the absence of the target allergen.

Last year, Neogen introduced two new quantitative assays for detecting cashew and peanut allergens in products.

The Veratox VIP line assays are optimized quantitative ELISA that features enhanced sensitivity and specificity to raw and further-processed products.

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