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Bioo Scientific Receives USDA Approval for Using Its ELISA to Screen Meat for Ractopamine Residues


Bioo Scientificís MaxSignalģ Ractopamine ELISA Test Kit has been approved by the USDA for the verification testing requirements for screening of meat in the Quality System Verification Program (QSVP), Never Fed Beta-Agonists Marketing Program. The kit enables the detection of as little as 0.1 ppb of ractopamine in pork and other meat samples, well below the 1 ppb minimal required performance limit used by many countries.

Austin, TX, September 04, 2015 --(PR.com)-- Bioo Scientific’s MaxSignal® Ractopamine ELISA Test Kit has been approved by the United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Marketing Service, Science and Technology Program, Laboratory Approval Service, to be used for the verification testing requirements for screening of meat in the Quality System Verification Program (QSVP), Never Fed Beta-Agonists Marketing Program.

The MaxSignal® Ractopamine ELISA Test Kit incorporates a novel, proprietary sample extraction protocol which enables the detection of as little as 0.1 ppb of ractopamine in pork and other meat samples, a concentration well below the 1 ppb minimal required performance limit (MRPL) often used by countries which have banned this substance.

The USDA's 'Never Fed Beta Agonists' marketing claim is available to companies that produce livestock, beef and pork products and submit marketing programs to the Livestock, Poultry and Seed (LPS) Program for verification and monitoring. This marketing claim was developed to help U.S. manufacturers sell to customers that require verification that the meat is derived from animals that were never fed beta-agonists, and is free of beta-agonist residues.

The MaxSignal Ractopamine ELISA Test Kit is manufactured to the international quality standard ISO 9001:2008 (ISO CI#: SARA-2009-CA-0114-A).

About Bioo Scientific

As a world leader in food safety testing, Bioo Scientific is dedicated to improving the safety of the world’s food and feed supply by developing accurate, affordable tools which allow companies to readily screen for microbial and industrial contaminants, natural toxins, hormones, antibiotics and other residues.

Bioo Scientific has been awarded numerous Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grants that support innovative product development activities, from agencies such as the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the National Science Foundation (NSF), and Department of Defense (DOD). The company has also been awarded the Tech Innovation Award and the Greater Austin Business Export Award, highlighting its international business activities. Bioo Scientific’s food safety test kits are being used around the globe in agricultural settings, as well as by governmental testing agencies, to provide the high level of assurance that consumers need for raw and processed food products.
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Dawn Obermoeller
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