Rapid one step chloramphenicol assay for milk

1st April 2013

Charm Sciences, Inc. announces the new Charm Chloramphenicol Test, a Rapid One Step Assay (ROSA) test that detects chloramphenicol in raw milk.

Charm Chloramphenicol Test has been made to meet regulatory requirements around the world. With a limit of detection of 0.1 ppb, it meets the Minimum Required Performance Level (MRLP) for chloramphenicol set by the EU. It can also be used to uphold recent law by the Russian Milk Federation which specifies all milk imports be free of chloramphenicol (Federal law No. 88-FL), as well as similar regulations such as those in the US and other countries that ban the use of chloramphenicol. In addition, the Charm Chloramphenicol Test complements the US FDA-approved Charm II Test for chloramphenicol (M-I-92-11).

Charm Chloramphenicol Test uses patented ROSA technology - combining fast, accurate detection with ease of use. It follows the same simple procedure and uses the same equipment as other ROSA milk tests - add milk to the test strip, incubate for 8 minutes and read on the ROSA Reader. The Pearl Reader stores results electronically for record keeping and analysis.

Chloramphenicol is a member of the amphenicol family of antibiotic drugs. While highly effective, chloramphenicol's toxicity is well documented. In most countries, chloramphenicol has been banned for use in food-producing animals because it is linked to aplastic anemia, which can be fatal to humans.

Charm Chloramphenicol Test joins the Charm family of ROSA milk tests - the leading residue diagnostic tests employed by the dairy industry worldwide. Other ROSA milk tests include beta-lactam tests for the North American dairy market, MRL beta-lactam tests for international markets, as well as tests for tetracyclines, enrofloxicin, sulfa drugs and aflatoxin M1. Combination beta-lactam/tetracycline kits are also available. All ROSA tests follow a similar test procedure and can use the same equipment, providing efficiency and cost savings.

Visit Charm Sciences at Worldwide Food Expo in Chicago, October 28-31, Booth S5445.





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