Neogen milk test cleared
Midday update
(Lansing State Journal, MI)
By Jeremy W. Steele


Neogen Corp. said today it has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and National Conference on Interstate Milk Shipments for a test to detect antibiotics in milk.


The Lansing-based animal and food safety company bought the BetaStar test from a European pharmaceutical company in 2005. Company officials said its the market-leading test in 40 countries, but it's taken months to get a version of the test approved for the U.S. market.


Neogen said the test is one of the fastest on the market and can be used on the farm, in milk tankers or in laboratories.


"This approval process was very thorough, and proves that our new test is fully capable of delivering the accurate results that milk producers and processors demand," said Ed Bradley, Neogen's vice president for Food Safety. "BetaStar US was designed specifically for our domestic market." 1-12-09




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