After several years of dedicated R&D, Randox Food Diagnostics are pleased to announce that the industry’s leading body, the AOAC through its subsidiary, AOAC Research Institute, granted AOAC...

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After several years of dedicated R&D, Randox Food Diagnostics are pleased to announce that the industry’s leading body, the AOAC through its subsidiary, AOAC Research Institute, granted AOAC Performance TestedSM certification to the company’s Antimicrobial Array I Ultra Kit (License Number 051705). AOAC standards are used globally to facilitate public health and safety and promote trade, and the rigorous certification process was completed in conjunction with the US Food and Drug Administration Center for Veterinary Medicine validation protocol, taking over three years. In addition to internal validation studies and reporting to AOAC Research Institute, an external independent expert laboratory was required to evaluate the methodology.

Achieving the AOAC Performance TestedSM certification sends a strong statement to the industry about RFD’s commitment to support food producers by providing the highest quality diagnostic tests.

The Antimicrobial Array I Ultra Kit tests for 13 antibacterial agents: for consumer protection, the presence of the compounds in the food supply is highly regulated or banned. This Biochip based kit uses a multi-analytical approach, and therefore maximises detection capability which will improve food safety.

The widespread use of antibacterial agents in veterinary practice, as bacteriostatic agents as well as to promote growth, has increased the concern about the levels of contamination of food products that can be consumed by the public. To protect the both consumer and the industry, regulatory authorities have specified maximum residue limits.

Head of Randox Food Diagnostics, David Ferguson, said:

“This is a major achievement for our team and we are delighted to receive this certification from AOAC. One of our central goals is to be a catalyst for improving food safety, which is why we invested so much into tackling the widely-reported dangers of antibacterial residue in food.

“There’s a growing awareness among consumers and producers about the critical issue of food safety. The Antimicrobial Array I Ultra Kit will meet the increasing demand for highly accurate diagnostic tests.”

The test kit is exclusively available on Randox’s proprietary Biochip Array Technology. For more information please contact enquiries@randoxfood.com

 

About AOAC-RI
The AOAC Research Institute (AOAC-RI) was incorporated in 1991 as a wholly owned subsidiary of AOAC INTERNATIONAL. The AOAC-RI serves as an independent, third-party, nongovernment administrator of AOAC conformity assessment programs including the AOAC Performance Tested MethodsSM (PTM) and Official Methods of AnalysisSM (OMA) programs for alternative and sole source methods. For more information, visit www.aoac.org.

 

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