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Food allergen detection

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Allergen testing designed for your lab

Simplify workflow and be confident in your allergen testing process. 3M™ Allergen Testing Products were designed with your needs in mind by a team of experts who use these tests every day. Based on extensive experience with immunoassay technology and tests of thousands of unique food samples, they set out to design tests to detect both processed and unprocessed proteins with a simplified workflow. It took years of careful antibody selection and formulation development to create the simplicity and performance provided by these kits. Supported by 3M scientists and engineers, these test kits give you the reliability and efficiency you have come to expect from 3M.*

Products for allergen detection

  • Designed for accurate detection of processed and unprocessed target allergen proteins, our broad portfolio of ELISA assays is one of the most comprehensive available, and can be used for clean-in-place (CIP) final rinse water, environmental swab samples, food ingredients and processed food products. Receive quantifiable results with solid phase sandwich ELISA tests for monitoring specific food allergens across a wide variety of foods.*

  • Designed for accurate detection of processed and unprocessed allergen proteins, these fast, easy tests can be used for clean-in-place (CIP) final rinse water, environmental swab samples, raw ingredients and finished food products. Experience complex testing made simple. Receive qualitative immunochromatographic assays for rapid in-plant monitoring of specific food allergens.



  • Control allergen cross-contamination in your processing facility with 3M™ Clean-Trace™ Surface Protein (Allergen) Test Swabs — a fast, simple solution for monitoring the presence of total proteins on surfaces to verify the effectiveness of cleaning.


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Resources for allergen testing

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Master what’s next.

Streamline your process and get accurate results with 3M™ Allergen Testing. When you see how simple it is, you’ll know it’s worth it.

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