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Testing for Chloramphenicol with Randox Food Diagnostics ELISA’s.

Antibiotics use has become common practice within livestock to treat animals when they fall ill or to prevent bacterial disease from spreading and improve feed efficiency. One such drug that has been found as particularly effective is Chloramphenicol. It’s use has since come under heavy regulation effective January 1, 2017, because of the new FDA Veterinary Feed Directive.

Chloramphenicol is one of the few antibiotics which may cause adverse effects in humans at therapeutic dosage levels. Chloramphenicol can be used in animals to treat strains of salmonella, rickettsia and chlamydia. Veterinarians are not permitted to prescribe Chloramphenicol as a feed or water additive for growth promotion purposes or for the use within food producing animals unless under exceptional circumstances where the animal will then be removed from the food chain.

To ensure there are zero residual levels of Chloramphenicol reaching the food chain the industry now has a need for a reliable and accurate testing solution to screen for this drug residue.

Randox Food Diagnostics has developed multiple ELISA kits specifically for the detection of Chloramphenicol within tissue (including fish, fatty fish & prawn), honey, milk, milk powder, egg, feed, serum and urine.

Randox Food DiagnosticsChloramphenicol Fast ELISA can be used across all available matrices (CN 10171) and can screen for up to 80 samples in 60mins.

Randox Chloramphenicol Next GEN ELISA (CN 10152) has high sensitivity to cross reactivity across urine, honey and tissue.


BY: Random Food Diagnostic