3M acquires Elution Technologies

3M Food Safety

By Nichola Murphy
Wednesday, 13 September, 2017


Food and beverage processors face the continuous challenge of ensuring their products do not contain any potentially harmful allergens. With the number of allergic reactions to food substances rapidly increasing, food safety is of greater concern than ever.

3M has recently expanded its focus on food safety by acquiring Elution Technologies, a manufacturer of test kits that help ensure products are free from potentially harmful allergens such as peanuts, soy and milk.

Founded in 2012 by Bia Diagnostics and Immunology Consultants Laboratory, Elution Technologies has developed a wide range of allergen tests.

While 3M Food Safety currently has pathogen and hygiene monitoring solutions, such as Petrifilm Plates, its acquisition of Elution Technologies adds more than 30 allergen-specific lateral-flow and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay test kits to its existing total protein tests.

“We are pleased to add this technology to our broader food safety offering, and extend these important solutions to food processing companies across the globe,” 3M Food Safety General Manager Polly Foss said.

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