Rapid Solutions for Food Service



CAMARILLO, Calif. (13 October 2020)— Hygiena, a leader in food safety testing, is excited to launch a new test to increase its rapid test line of allergens, Alertox® Sticks Walnut. This line of rapid test for allergen detection is designed for the food processing industry to support allergen control programs and labelling requirements.

This lateral flow strip has a limit of detection of 2ppm of walnut protein in food samples. It is also validated of surfaces for cleaning verification. Using monoclonal antibodies to detect allergenic protein in walnut (Juglans regia), the test does not cross-react with the closely related tree nut pecan (Carya illinoinensis), or other allergens.

This product represents a cost effective and rapid solution as the procedure only takes a few minutes and there is no equipment required as all additional elements are included in the 10 test pack. The test can be used for incoming ingredients, finished products or surfaces. It is validated in a wide range of products such as protein bars, bread, dairy products, bakery products, cheese and stainless steel.

Hygiena’s Alertox line of rapid allergen tests includes milk (casein and beta-lactoglobulin separately or combined), egg, fish, crustacean, soy, mustard seed, almond and hazelnut (both for food analysis and surface testing). – Contact Hygiena for further information and learn more about the range of allergen tests.


Hygiena delivers rapid microbial detection, monitoring, and identification solutions to a wide range of industries, including food and beverage, healthcare, hospitality, pharmaceuticals, and personal care. Utilizing advanced technologies and patented designs, Hygiena provides industry-leading ATP monitoring systems, PCR-based pathogen detection and characterization systems, allergen tests, mycotoxin tests, environmental collection devices, and more. Hygiena is committed to the mission of providing customers with high-quality innovative technologies that are easy-to-use and reliable, backed by excellent customer service and support. Headquartered in Camarillo, California with offices in Wilmington, Delaware, Mexico, Spain, Canada, the United Kingdom and China, and over 80 distributors in more than 100 countries worldwide, Hygiena products span the globe. www.hygiena.com.