Broad spectrum test detects residue antibiotics in milk

High sensitivity milk testing

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Dutch company QLIP, which carries out composition and quality checks on farm milk samples for dairy firms in the Netherlands, is using the Delvotest T equipment from DSM Food Specialties as the national reference test to detect antibiotic residues in milk.

The broad spectrum test was selected because of its high sensitivity and reliability. It is fully compliant with Dutch dairy regulations and identifies a variety of antibiotics at or below the EU's maximum residue levels and has a high sensitivity for tetracycline broad spectrum antibiotics.

“Last year, in July, we started using Delvotest T as a screening test for antibiotic residues in milk,”​ says Louw Beerstra, head of QLIP’s ‘routine’ laboratory.

High sensitivity

“The test has a high sensitivity on tetracyclines, an antibiotic which is increasingly becoming a concern worldwide. In the Netherlands, there is a successful programme in place to reduce the use of antibiotics in general.”

Contact: DSM Food Specialties

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