Neogen milk test
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
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
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