Tox Tuesday: Banned substance tested for in both athletes and meat

Clenbuterol is a decongestant and bronchodilator that is well known as a performance-enhancing drug, but is also hot on the black market for a different purpose: fattening up farm animals before slaughter.

One famous Mexican boxer recently tested positive for the banned substance, but claims that he didn’t intentionally take the performance-enhancing drug — rather, […]

China issues new food safety rules for food sold online

In an effort to put a stop to food safety scandals and increase the safety of its food supply, China has released a strict set of regulations governing how food producers and operators — including related third-party computer platforms and delivery service providers — store, market and transport their products sold online.

Known as “Order […]

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Food Safety

IDFA guidance targets food safety in ice cream – Food Engineering To help ice cream manufacturers bolster their food safety practices and avoid Listeria monocytogenes contamination, the International Dairy Foods Association […]

Neogen launches four food safety drug residue tests

Neogen Corporation announced today that it has introduced four new tests for the detection of veterinary drug residues in food. The new tests detect clenbuterol, avermectins, florfenicol, and oxytetracycline.

Each of the new tests are in Neogen’s proven Veratox® brand format, which provides an accurate, rapid, cost-effective and easy-to-use diagnostic method compared to instrument-based tests, […]