3M™ Clean-Trace™ Surface Protein (Allergen)


3M™ Clean-Trace™ Surface Protein (Allergen) Test Swab ALLTEC60


A rapid, simple, and reliable solution to monitor the presence of allergens on surfaces to effectively manage cleaning.


With the unique swab-click-read format and easy-to-read color change technology, this simple method of checking for removal of protein residues after cleaning is very easy to use and implement in a busy production environment. The results are semi-quantitative with four possible color interpretations. The faster the test turns purple and the stronger the color change the higher the level of contamination on a surface.


With the 3M™ Clean-Trace™ Surface Protein (Allergen) Test Swab ALLTEC60, monitoring allergens on surfaces and in hard to reach areas is simple with results in 15 minutes or less. Quick detection and confirmation allows immediate corrective action to take place. A visual reading of a color change indicates the level of cleanliness by detecting as little as 3µg of allergen on surfaces and in solution. No instrumentation is required to interpret the sample results. This product can be used with minimal training and is easily integrated into company HACCP programs to monitor for cleaning effectiveness. Additionally, its ease of use, reliable detection and fast, visible results can help in teaching staff the importance of cleaning.


  • Detects as little as 3 µg of protein on surfaces and in hard to reach areas.
  • Provides a tool to help assess and improve hygienic performance.
  • Visual reading of a color change indicates the level of cleanliness.
  • Real time results allow immediate corrective action.
  • Validated for a range of allergenic proteins, including egg, milk, gluten, soy, peanut, almond and buckwheat.




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