ALLERGEN SPOTLIGHT:

Peanut

Order Number:

COKAL0110AS

The peanut or groundnut (Arachis hypogaea) is a legume and produces nut-like fruits within protective shells.  Peanuts are a highly nutritious food source for man and animals, containing high amounts of oil and storage proteins (about 25%), many of which, particularly Arachins and Conarachins, are allergenic.  For people with a peanut allergy, even minor exposure in the nano-gram range can cause reactions from mild skin rashes to fatal anaphylactic shock.

DETECTION LIMITS

SWAB TESTING¹

FINISHED PRODUCT²

1 µL / 25 cm²

1 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).