The EU, Australia, Canada and Israel have conducted mandatory labeling of sesame. The US FDA also issued draft guidance encouraging food manufacturers to voluntarily include sesame in the ingredient list on food labels.
Scope of application
: RT 10379020
: Agitest Food Allergen Rapid Test - Sesame
: Food processing, shared facilities, surface swab, inbound ingredients, final
: 0.01 ppm sesame protein isolate
Environmental swab testing: 0.01 µg/100cm2 sesame protein isolate
: Less than 15 minutes
: 20 test strips per box with supplies
Sesame is a popular food ingredient over the world due to its strong smell and flavor. It is also used in cosmetics, supplements, medication, and pet food. Several reports suggest sesame allergy has increased significantly worldwide over the past two decades. Nowadays sesame has become the ninth most common food allergy in the U.S. The allergy reactions can vary from mild (like nausea, vomiting, cough, diarrhea, rashes) to very severe symptoms (such as anaphylaxis). The EU, Australia, Canada and Israel have conducted mandatory labeling of sesame. In Nov 2020, the US FDA also issued draft guidance encouraging food manufacturers to voluntarily include sesame in the ingredient list on food labels.
Agitest Food Allergen Rapid Test - SESAME is an immunochromatographic test for the detection of sesame in food. Detection results can be interpreted visually. The best way to reduce food allergies is to avoid eating foods that contain allergens. This test can not only detect trace amounts of sesame allergen in food, but also can be used for quality control during food processing, such as inspection of incoming materials, production processes and finished products, and thus is appropriate to adopted as a tool for monitoring food allergen contamination.