USA— Neogen Corporation has announced the release of Veratox VIP (Veratox Improvement Platform) for Peanut assay, an enhanced version of the Veratox for Peanut allergen test, which offers enhanced quantitative analysis of peanut residue.

The Veratox for Peanut Allergen test is a sandwich enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (S-ELISA) that is validated to detect three primary allergenic proteins in peanuts (Ara h 1, Ara h 2, and Ara h 3).

This innovative quantitative test features an optimized antibody combination and extraction procedure for high specificity to all types of peanut protein, particularly further-processed peanut.

“It was very important that we offer a solution that gives producers confidence as they navigate this changing landscape. The new Veratox VIP for Peanut assay is very sensitive and able to detect low levels of peanut protein while remaining fast and easy to use,” said John Adent, Neogen’s President and CEO.

The test optimizes sensitivity and flexibility across sample types while maintaining the rapid time-to-result and simple testing procedure standards set by the Veratox product line.

This product has been validated in a wide variety of product types, including both minimally and further-processed products. This flexibility makes the assay appropriate across different food manufacturing and laboratory environments.

“As the demand for plant-based foods continues to increase, we have seen peanut proteins being processed in more new and creative ways than ever before. However, peanut remains one of the highest-priority allergens in the food industry,” Adent added.

Neogen’s new Veratox VIP for Peanut assay is able to rapidly quantify low levels of peanut protein residues in food products, ingredients, and clean-in-place rinses.

Neogen Corporation develops and markets comprehensive solutions dedicated to food and animal safety, operating with the intention to ” protect the people and animals we care about.”

The company’s Food Safety segment markets dehydrated culture media and diagnostic test kits to detect foodborne bacteria, natural toxins, food allergens, drug residues, plant diseases, and sanitation concerns.

Neogen’s Animal Safety segment is a leader in the development of genomic solutions along with the manufacturing and distribution of a range of animal healthcare products.

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