Allergen Detection in 11 minutes

3M™ Cashew Allergen Kit


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Allergens can be detected at any stage of the production process from ingredient testing through to finished product analysis. The lateral flow device provides hygiene test result within 11 minutes, enabling corrective actions to be implemented quickly when required.

  • One step extraction 
  • Results in 11 minutes
  • Hook Line - avoids false negatives
  • Long shelf life – 2 years from manufacture


The Hook Test Advantage

The hook effect or prozone effect is well-recognised phenomenon where high levels of antigen/allergen can produce false negative results in immunoassays. This may cause food processors to release product that actually contains dangerous levels of allergens that pose a high risk to allergy sufferers. The 3M Allergen kits have an additional Hook Line detection system in their strips to identify this problem, providing great confidence and security in your allergen reporting.


Reading LFD

 Each test kit comes complete with strips, extraction tubes, an extraction buffer and quick guide


Cashew Allergen

Cashew (Anacardium occidentale) is a tropical evergreen tree that produces the cashew seed and the cashew apple belonging to the family Anacardiaceae. Cashew nuts are used throughout the food industry as a whole food or as an ingredient for many finished products, and contain protein fractions which can trigger allergic reactions including potentially deadly anaphylaxis. As these toxic proteins are heat stable and retain their potency, it is important that food production facilities are thoroughly cleaned and checked prior to eliminate cross contamination issues in products that are free of these allergens. The 3M™ Cashew Protein Rapid Kit is a valuable tool to help prevent the release of contaminated product.

The 3M™ Cashew Protein Rapid Kit is a sensitive, ready to use lateral flow device for on-site routine testing for cashew proteins.



  • Limit of Detection:
    • 2ppm  Finished Product and Rinse Water
    • 2µg / 100cm² Swab Testing
  • Range of Detection:
    • 2-10000ppm egg white


Video Demonstration

3M™ Allergen Protein Rapid Kit Assay CIP Protocol
3M™ Allergen Protein Rapid Kit Assay Swab Protocol
3M™ Allergen Protein Rapid Kit Assay Liquid Protocol
3M™ Allergen Protein Rapid Kit Assay Liquid Chocolate Protocol
3M™ Allergen Protein Rapid Kit Assay Solid Protocol
3M™ Allergen Protein Rapid Kit Assay Result Interpretation


3M™ Allergen Protein Kits at a Glance
3M™ Allergen Brochure
3M™ Food Allergen Control


3M™ Cashew Protein Rapid Kit



Ordering Details

Cat No: 3ML25CHW                3M™Cashew Protein Rapid Kit                  Pack Size: 25 tests

Cat No: 3MECS100                 3M™ Environmental Collection Swab        Pack Size: 100 tests

Cat No: 3MTP100                    3M™ Transfer Pipette 100uL                       Pack Size: 100 tests


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