Neogen Corp. received Performance Tested Status from the AOAC Research Institute for its new test to detect dairy antibiotic residues, including ceftiofur, in milk.
Neogen Corp. received Performance Tested Status from the AOAC Research Institute for its new test to detect dairy antibiotic residues, including ceftiofur, in milk. The BetaStar Plus test (AOAC-RI 021107) detects dairy antibiotic residues in the beta-lactam group (penicillin, ampicillin, amoxicillin, cephapirin, ceftiofur and cloxacillin) at or below U.S. FDA regulatory levels. The dipstick test requires minimal training and equipment to produce consistently accurate results.
“The AOAC’s validation process was very thorough, and is a major step to gain final acceptance for use by the NCIMS to comply with FDA regulations that require the mandatory testing of milk for dairy antibiotics,” said Ed Bradley, Neogen’s vice president for Food Safety.
The antibiotic residue test can be used on the farm, tanker or in the laboratory. The test gives results in five minutes, with one line of detection specifically for ceftiofur. The test can be used with Neogen’s AccuScan III reader for accurate record keeping and data analysis.
Test Detects Antibiotic Residues in Milk
April 28, 2011