Press release

DSM’s Delvotest® T antibiotic residue test for milk validated by Finnish Food Safety Authority

Delft, NL, 07 Jun 2017 11:00 CEST

DSM Food Specialties’ Delvotest® T antibiotic residue test for milk has received its latest validation by an external laboratory with the publication of a new report by Finnish Food Safety Authority Evira. Based on extensive tests in the Evira microbiological laboratory, the report confirmed that Delvotest T is a reliable, robust and easy to use test 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.

Delvotest T is a broad-spectrum test that identifies the widest range of antibiotics at European MRLs (Maximum Residue Levels), 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.

Bibi Duyvesteyn, Business Line Manager Delvotest at DSM Food Specialties, comments: “We welcome the results of this new validation study. It underlines once more the reliability of Delvotest T - the test with the most successful validations to its name. That’s why we believe so many milk control laboratories, dairies and farmers worldwide turn to it as the gold standard for testing the presence of antibiotic residues in milk.

For more information

Stephen Hufton

Senior Communications Manager
+31 6 1300 1159

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