RIDASCREEN®FAST Cashew (Art. No. R6872) is a sandwich enzyme immunoassay for the quantitative analysis of cashew or parts of cashew (as ingredient components or contamination) in raw or heated food like cereals, pastries, ice cream and chocolate. The antibody specifically detects proteins from cashew.
Cashew proteins can be present as an ingredient or as a contamination in raw and processed products. According to the regulation (EU) No. 1169/2011, cashew must be declared on food labels as it can induce allergic reactions. Similar regulations exist e.g. in the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. The cashew tree (Anacarddium occidentale) produces the cashew apple and cashew kernels. 60 % of cashew is consumed as snacks, remaining 40 % are used in candies. The presence of undeclared cashew is a potential risk for cashew allergic patients. The tree nut allergy is the major allergy worldwide. Beside walnut, cashew is the second most common tree nut allergy. Cashew is a very potent allergen and has to be avoided by allergic patients.
|Test format||Microtiter plate with 48 wells (6 strips with 8 removable wells each)|
|Standard range||0 ppm (zero standard), 2.5 ppm, 5 ppm, 10 ppm, 20 ppm cashew|
|Sample preparation||homogenization, extraction and centrifugation|
|Incubation time||30 min|
|Detection limit||Limit of detection: 0.13 mg/kg (0.1 - 0.19 depending on the matrix) cashew|
Limit of quantification: 2.5 mg/kg cashew