Neogen to present on meat speciation technology at PetFood Forum

With the current heightened concern over the content of pet food, Neogen will be presenting on the latest meat speciation testing technology at the PetFood Forum next week in Kansas City.

The forum will feature Neogen’s Dr. Susanne Hinkley’s poster presentation entitled, “Real time test methodology for the detection, identification and quantification of mammalian DNA in meat-based pet foods.”

Dr. Hinkley will present Neogen’s genomic approach to utilizing real-time polymerase chain reaction technology to determine the presence and estimate the amount of certain meat adulterants in raw materials, finished products and on environmental surfaces. This technology can be used for:

  • Assessing raw ingredients for the presence of materials not included in the original recipe
  • Identifying adulteration in the manufacturing process
  • Identifying potential sources for adulteration in the production chain
  • Assuring adherence to stringent quality control standards for content in finished product

Dr. Hinkley will be presenting at the PetFood Forum 5:15–6:00 pm on Tuesday, April 4. She will also be available for questions or more information at Neogen’s booth, #813, from 4:00 p.m. until her presentation.

The heightened concern over the content of pet food has been caused by laboratory tests that found horse DNA in samples of dog food labelled as beef, as well as pentobarbital, a sedative that can rapidly cause death. The FDA has received 10 complaints since February.

If you are unable to attend the presentation or for more information, please contact Neogen at 800-234-5333, e-mail at: Marketing.FS@neogen.comor visit Neogen’s meat species identification page on the company’s website.

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