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Emport LLC offers food safety tests that combine user-friendly design with rigorous scientific standards.

Emport is providing this information hub to the food processing community so that you can easily find and compare basic information about our products and services. There is more detailed information available on other pages within the site, but you can use this snapshot as a quick reference and guide. We welcome you to explore the resources on this page and throughout the site.

Trouble-shooting? Looking for answers? FAQs for our kits are available and you can contact us with any questions.

In addition to the information about the array of kits that Emport distributes, Emport often writes on relevant news. Explore our posts in the Articles tab, under categories including FAQsNews, Best Practices, Science & Technology, and more.

Looking for kit manuals and documentation?

Updated manuals for tests kits, as well as MSD Sheets and validation data, is available for download in English and Spanish. Contact us for alternate languages.

GlutenTox test kits

GlutenTox test kits are specially designed to help food processors keep their gluten-free items free of contamination. The test is flexible, and has been validated against a wide range of matrices. Validation studies showed no cross-reactivity (false positives) and no false negatives.

GlutenTox Pro (KT-5660)
25 tests/kit
$352.00 kit + shipping
Available for online purchase

GlutenTox Pro Surface (KT-5660S)
50 tests/kit
$650.00 kit + shipping
Available for online purchase

GlutenTox Sticks Plus (KT-5340)
25 tests/kit
$325.00 kit + shipping
Requires lab equipment
Contact us for purchase

GlutenTox ELISA tests
ELISA tests in both Sandwich and Competitive formats that contain the G12 antibody are available. Contact us for details.

GlutenTox Pro Demonstration Video
AlerTox test kits

Our AlerTox allergen test kits detect traces of common FALCPA allergens: soy, casein, egg, fish, peanut and more! AlerTox is a great tool for validating your sources against food adulteration. The kits are easy to use, and can easily be adapted to testing for surface contamination.

More information about AlerTox
Testing surfaces? Contact us!
Learn more about allergens and AlerTox.

All AlerTox kits are packed with everything you need to conduct 10 tests. Kits are $175.00 plus shipping.
AlerTox Sticks Almond (KT-6127)
AlerTox Sticks Crustacean (KT-6126)
AlerTox Sticks Egg (KT-5899)
AlerTox Sticks Fish (KT-6131)
AlerTox Sticks Hazelnut (KT-6129)
AlerTox Sticks Total Milk (KT-6495)
AlerTox Sticks Mustard (KT-6370)
AlerTox Sticks Peanut (KT-6128)
AlerTox Sticks Sesame (KT-6142)
AlerTox Sticks Soy (KT-6125)
AlerTox Sticks Walnut (KT-6192)

AlerTox ELISA tests
ELISA tests in both Sandwich and Competitive formats are available for all of the above allergens and more. Contact us for details.

AlerTox Sticks Food Allergen Detection kits Demonstration Video

AlerTox Sticks Soy Demonstration Video

 

meat speciation

Rapid Meat Speciation for food samples

The rapid Raw Meat FlowThrough™ speciation test is an innovative product designed for use by raw meat processors as well as by smaller food analysis laboratories. Their use transforms the capability for onsite control at meat processing operations. Raw Meat FlowThrough™ tests are available in packs of 5 tests.

The tests are simple to perform and provide fast and cost-effective test results for a wide range of large and small meat processors. Key benefits:

  • Reliably detect 1% levels of raw meat adulteration
  • For use with raw meats, blood drip and raw meat products
  • Validated using LGC Raw Meat Certificated Reference Materials (CRMs)
  • Results in under 15 minutes
  • Easy to use, no special training required
  • Includes all materials for conducting five tests
Specificity of the FlowThrough™ tests for food
Antibody reactivity reflects the closeness in relationships between species (Note: when tested using serum, a potency significantly higher than found in meat was used). Anti-poultry antibody detects a broad range of avian species. In contrast, whilst sheep, goat, cow, buffalo and bison are all ruminants, the sheep and cow antibodies have been purified to remove their reactivity to cow/buffalo/bison and sheep/goat respectively but not to the family e.g. deer. The table below outlines cross-reactivity of the tests by species. Contact us for a full validation report.

FlowThrough Speciation specificity table

General test procedures

The FlowThrough™ tests are rapid, accurate and easy to use. Everything you need to conduct five tests are included in the kit. Contact us if you would like additional documentation on how the tests are conducted. The procedure for the tests are different for foods and surfaces.

The Raw Meat FlowThrough™ Test six part procedure typically takes 12 minutes to perform. Species-specific proteins are extracted from a homogenous sample that is then diluted and added to the test unit so that the proteins bind to a Test spot (T) on the left hand side of the test area. Binding of these proteins is indicated after the addition of a Color Reagent, which forms a pink spot at ‘T’. A pink Control (C) spot will also appear on the right hand side of the test area to indicate the test has worked properly.

Shipping and Storage of Raw Meat FlowThrough™ kits
The Raw Meat FlowThrough™ tests require special handling and storage. Check the control spot before using to make sure that the kit did not degrade because of a shipping issue

  • Shipping flat-rate applies only to the continental US. Located in Alaska, Hawaii or Puerto Rico? Contacts us to arrange shipping.
  • Raw Meat FlowThrough kits will ship via UPS
  • Kits will be shipped in cold pack
  • Kits should be stored at 2°C/36°F to 8°C/46°F

FlowThrough™ for testing foods

  • I got an unexpected result or I would like to verify my result
    The sample extract can be retained (store refrigerated at 2°C/36°F to 8°C/46°F for up to 2 days or frozen for up to 3 months) for testing by ELISA if required. If necessary, spin the white disc by pressing one edge and remove it so that more liquid extract can be accessed. Contact us to set up ELISA lab testing.
  • Viscous extracts may take longer to absorb; if not absorbed after 10 minutes, blot remaining liquid with a clean cotton bud or tissue before cleaning the test area.

Rapid Meat Speciation for surface swabbing

Raw Cow FlowThrough™ Swab offers meat processors a new possibility to improve the effectiveness of their cleaning routines. With this simple test, you can address the current key demands for ease of sampling, high sensitivity with speed and ease of use to verify that meat species controls are working.

  • Reliable, sensitive detection
  • For use on work and storage surfaces
  • Results in under 8 minutes
  • No ‘overload’ should high levels of contamination be detected.
  • Easy to use, no special training required
  • Includes all materials for conducting five tests

Selectivity of the FlowThrough™ Swab tests for surfaces
The purified antibodies used in this kit are highly specific for the specific species albumin protein; other species (see the meats, animal sera and related foods in the table below), if they react at all, do so at levels well below the lowest detectable response level:

Contact us for a full validation report. For each test there are also reactions, to a greater or lesser degree, with closely-related species as follows:​

General test procedures

The FlowThrough™ tests are rapid, accurate and easy to use. Everything you need to conduct five tests are included in the kit. Contact us if you would like additional documentation on how the tests are conducted. The procedure for the tests are different for foods and surfaces.

The FlowThrough™ Swab Test for surfaces is equally simple. The test is a validation step in your cleaning process. Swab the selected area with consistent pressure. Snap the bulb on the sawb device and firmly squeeze to release the color reagent through the swab tip into the tube. Squeeze the bulb to empty the
liquid onto the test area through the swab tip.

Shipping and Storage of Raw Meat FlowThrough™ kits for foods and surfaces
The Raw Meat FlowThrough™ Swabs for surface tests require special handling and storage. Check the control spot before using to make sure that the kit did not degrade because of a shipping issue

  • Shipping flat-rate applies only to the continental US. Located in Alaska, Hawaii or Puerto Rico? Contacts us to arrange shipping.
  • Raw Meat FlowThrough kits will ship via UPS ?
  • Kits will be shipped in cold pack
  • Kits should be stored at 2°C/36°F to 8°C/46°F

FlowThrough™ Swabs for surfaces

  • Swabbing the surface
    The test is designed to verify the cleaning step in your process and should only be used on visibly clean surfaces.

    Although the tests are highly sensitive the detection capability is dependent upon the quality of the swabbing technique. Amongst other factors, it depends on the surface material and effectiveness of swabbing.

  • Cleaning verification
    Working strength levels of detergents or disinfectants do not affect the performance of the tests.

  • Test and Control spot intensity
    The appearance of a clearly visible Test spot no matter what the intensity should be recorded as Detected. The Control spot should always be clearly visible for the test to be valid. The Test spot (if it appears) is normally of less intensity than the Control spot. Any Test spot is indicative of an unclean surface.

 

Qualitative Allergen Proficiency

Testing Panels

Are you required to run periodic proficiency tests? Do you want to assess your QA team’s allergen detection capabilities? Incorporating proficiency testing into your food safety plan is a great way to boost customer confidence, and can help maintain SQF compliance. And while it’s very possible to design a PT program in-house, using an accredited provider has advantages.

The NSI Lab Solutions Qualitative Allergen PT Panels are designed for maximum ease and confidence. Each panel includes 3 samples with at least 1 sample containing allergenic material at a level close to regulatory threshold. Verified to work with various test technologies including GlutenTox Pro. Each vial contains approximately 10 grams of material.

  • Formulated by NSI Lab Solutions, an ISO/IEC 17043:2010-accredited proficiency testing provider
  • Studies are conducted quarterly
  • Perfect for training new staff
  • Validate your critical control point solutions
  • Results are issued 3 weeks after study ends

The following Proficiency tests are available through our online shop:

  • Crustacean
  • Egg
  • Gluten
  • Milk
  • Peanut
  • Soy

When you order, we’ll enroll you in either the current study, or the next closest date to ordering. If you prefer to schedule your test further into the future, let us know when purchasing. Just check the study schedule below for 2022 dates.

2022 Food Chemistry Study Schedule

Study Number

FC-0222
FC-0522
FC-0822
FC-1122

Study Opens

Feb. 15
May 24
Aug. 9
Nov. 2

Study Closes

Mar. 31
Jul. 7
Sept. 22
Dec. 16

Do you need your results more quickly than available through the study schedule? Express PT panels are available in our online shop. Orders will be shipped within 2 business days of your order via UPS Ground. If expedited delivery service is required, please contact us to confirm availability.

Looking for any other Proficiency Tests? Tests are available for Microbiology, and more!

We love to chat! Contact Emport with any questions.

coronavirus surface testing

Test surfaces for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Safe and clean work environments are always crucial, and even moreso now. In the fight to protect the health of our essential workers in food manufacturing, validation and verification of cleaning protocols is necessary.

Rapid, on-site testing is incredibly important.  But Third party lab analysis of allergens, pathogens, and other safety factors is crucial for manufacturers of all sizes. Thanks to our ISO17025-certified partner lab, Emport is able to offer a variety of food safety analyses alongside our rapid test kits.

We’d be happy to discuss your needs, give you some detailed information about the lab, or discuss any additional concerns before you submit samples. Contacts us for details!

OleoTest kits

Oil quality is an important factor in the processing of deep-fried foods. OleoTest is a rapid and accurate test method for analyzing the total polar compounds in fryer oil. Oil that’s past its prime doesn’t just taste bad, it’s unhealthy.

More information about OleoTest
Download our White Paper: Monitoring polar compounds in fryer oil (available in español).

OleoTest kit
10 test kit – $25.00 (OL-10)
50 test kit – $95.00 (OL-50)
Available for online purchase

OleoTest – Test for polar compounds in cooking oil

swabs and sampling gear

Make environmental surface sampling faster and easier with the MegaSampler™ and TwinSampler™ Surface Swab System. Competitive pricing and rapid shipping make these swabs an easy choice no matter your surface testing needs.

Emport carries a range of sizes in sterile bags for sample collection.

 

  • Sterile, single service bags are made of heavy transparent polyethylene.
  • Leak-proof and airtight.
  • Puncture-proof tabs.

 

We recognize that Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is an essential component of any workplace and food safety program. That’s why Emport is offering several products that will help keep your employees safe while complying with the OSHA Guidance on PPE solutions for assessed hazards in the workplace and with compliance with your hazard plan. Products include:

  • Face masks / respirators
    • KN95, 3-ply disposable, and cloth reusable
  • Face shields and goggles
  • Hand sanitizer by the gallon
  • Denatured Ethanol by the gallon
  • Latex gloves
  • Foot coverings
  • … and more!

Let us know what you’re looking for and we’ll do the shopping for you!

resources and downloads

There is no one-size-fits-all answer for gluten or allergen management; every facility carries different risks and will require a different approach. However, we’ve created several tools to help you on your way.

Emport LLC has published a series of free resources on topics important for allergen control: sample selection, best practices for testing, record keeping, and more.

Emport offers video training sessions, tailored to your team’s needs and scheduled at the time that’s best for you.
Training sessions are designed to increase user confidence and reduce user error during on-site gluten testing. Thanks to simple video technology, an Emport staff member can be available whenever is best for busy quality assurance professionals. In a custom-tailored training session, food safety team members can address site-specific concerns and also learn how GlutenTox Pro can test foods and surfaces for gluten.

Contact us to set up a session.

GlutenTox Pro Controls consists of two powders in matching vials. The negative powder has been extensively tested and will always contain no detectable gluten. The positive powder will contain more than 40ppm gluten.

Available for online purchase

Read our article on working with Pos/Neg Controls

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