Day 3 | World Antimicrobial Awareness Week: We Meat Again!

Day 3 of World Antimicrobial Awareness Week! Randox Food Diagnostics provide innovative testing using our revolutionary Biochip Array Technology to detect antibiotics in meat / tissue to ensure the production of safe food within the agricultural industry.

Antibiotics are administered to livestock as veterinary drugs to treat or prevent diseases and bacterial infections, whilst also improving growth and production. There is a potential risk to human health if antibiotics are used irresponsibly, as certain antibiotics can cause drug-resistant bacteria to survive in meat leading to illnesses when food is ingested. However, due to more flexitarian diets less antibiotics are in the food chain as globally 42% of consumers have shifted to these plant based diets.

To protect human and animal health, antibiotic use within the agricultural industry is highly regulated with the aim of tackling antibiotic resistance. The use of antibiotics to promote animal growth has been banned since 2006 in the EU and 2017 in the US. More recently in January 2022, this regulation was extended to ban the administration of antibiotics to healthy animals, ensuring that they are only used in essential circumstances in Europe. This is in addition to legislation preventing antibiotics used in human medicine from being added to animal feed.

Randox Food Diagnostics provide accurate and multiplex screening arrays to test various sample types such as; tissue, urine and eggs for the detection of antibiotics, growth promoters, anthelmintics, coccidiostats and steroids. A range of rapid and accurate ELISA kits have also been developed for antibiotic testing within meat tissues.

Our Biochip Array Technology used on the Evidence Investigator analyser has the following benefits:

  • Multiple results obtained from a single sample
  • Qualitative or semi-quantitative results
  • Excellent sensitivity using on board data analysis
  • Unique image processing software

With more than 35 years of experience in the industry, Randox Food Diagnostics will provide the most reliable testing solutions for your needs.

For more information on our vast range of screening arrays available to ensure your meat products are safe please get in touch with us at:

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