USDA Approval for Randox Ractopamine Screening

US - Randox Food Diagnostics leads the field with USDA approval for ractopamine screening.
calendar icon 13 January 2014
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Randox Food Diagnostics is celebrating a double first after receiving US Department of Agriculture Approval for its ractopamine screening products. As the sole USDA approved supplier of screening technology for ractopamine, the award is expected to signpost major demand from pork customers across the US and linked markets.

With exports to China, EU and Russia amongst others restricted, the USDA established the ‘Never Fed Beta Agonists Program’, allowing US producers to verify products as suitable for export to these markets. Both Randox Food Diagnostics’ ground-breaking BioChip Array Technology and traditional ELISA products received approval.

Joanne McKnight, Randox Food Diagnostics Meat & Seafood Business Development Manager, said: “We are delighted to secure this accreditation. US Department of Agriculture approval was a key milestone in our business development strategy. Although this is a US accreditation, we know USDA is a reference point for industry standards well beyond American shores, so we expect it to give customers confidence in the quality and reliability of our products on a global basis.”

The company is particularly pleased to have been approved for both of its high-quality ELISA products and revolutionary new BioChip Technology. The fact that it is the only company to receive this accreditation reflects Randox Food Diagnostics' drive for innovation.

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