ALLERGEN SPOTLIGHT:

Brazil Nut

Order Number:

COKAL1710AS

Brazil Nut allergy is an increasing concern since allergies to tree nuts and seeds tend to be of an extremely severe nature, causing life-threatening and sometimes fatal reactions.  Brazil nut, Bertholletia excelsa, which belongs to the order of Ericales, has a protein fraction of 13%.  People allergic to Brazil nut must strictly avoid the consumption of food containing Brazil nut.  Cross contamination during the production process often occurs and Brazil nut residues in food cannot be excluded.  Therefore sensitive detection methods for Brazil nut in food are required.

DETECTION LIMITS

SWAB TESTING¹

FINISHED PRODUCT²

5 µL / 25 cm²

5 ppm

¹Based upon swabbing area of 5 cm x 5 cm.

²PPM sands for Parts Per Million which is the same as milligram per kilogram (mg/Kg).