Austin, TX, March 19, 2016 --(PR.com
)-- Bioo Scientific has launched the MaxSignal® Ethoxyquin ELISA Test Kit to facilitate rapid screening of fishmeal, fish, shrimp, feed and meat for ethoxyquin (EQ) residues. Ethoxyquin is used as a feed additive in the EU and is added to fishmeal as an antioxidant to prevent the oxidation of omega-3 fatty acids found in fishmeal, and to prevent its spontaneous combustion during transport and storage. However, the EU has been concerned that there is insufficient data to assess the safety of EQ, its metabolites and impurities. The EU is currently analyzing EQ to review its use as a feed additive. The EU could potentially require that the amount of ethoxyquin either be reduced or eliminated completely depending upon these studies.
With sensitive detection limits of 0.1 ppb and cost effective extraction methods, the MaxSignal Ethoxyquin ELISA Test Kit is the best tool available for rapid screening of food products for EQ. This 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 E Presidential Award for Exports and multiple Greater Austin Business Export Awards, 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.