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Europe: Finland validates DSM’s antibiotic residue test for milk

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A report by Finnish Food Safety Authority Evira has validated DSM Food Specialties’ Delvotest T antibiotic residue test for milk.

Based on tests in the Evira microbiological laboratory, the report confirmed that Delvotest T is eminently suitable for detecting antimicrobial drug residues in milk.

Rigorous testing in the dairy chain helps protect consumer health and assists dairy farmers in safeguarding quality and minimizing waste.

The broad-spectrum test identifies the widest range of antibiotics at European maximum residue levels (MRL), with particularly high sensitivity for tetracyclines.

In the Evira validation study, Delvotest T was evaluated as to whether the achieved levels of detection in the laboratory were the same, or at acceptable levels of, MRL compared to the original validation.

The study concluded that Delvotest T is sufficiently robust to provide farmers, dairy companies and control labs with an effective tool for routine residue analysis.