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LANSING, Mich., March 14, 2008 — Neogen Corporation has received approval from the AOAC Research Institute for the new United States version of its quick and easy BetaStar® test for dairy antibiotics in milk.
Neogen’s newly approved BetaStar® US test (AOAC-RI No. 030802) detects dairy antibiotics in the beta-lactam group. BetaStar US is an extremely simple dipstick test that requires only minimal training and equipment to produce consistently accurate results.
“Each time we receive a validation from an influential third party on any of our tests, it provides further assurance to our many customers that our tests perform as expected. We expect no less, and neither should our customers,” said Ed Bradley, Neogen’s vice president for Food Safety. “This new version of our overwhelmingly successful international BetaStar test simply reflects an adjustment of the acceptable tolerance levels of the various beta-lactam antibiotics to match the regulatory requirements for milk processors in the United States.”
In addition to BetaStar, Neogen also now offers TetraStar®, a dairy antibiotic test for tetracyclines. TetraStar produces clear results in a market-best six minutes, and like BetaStar, is an extremely simple dipstick test that requires only minimal training and equipment to produce consistently accurate results.
Neogen also offers the dairy industry: rapid milk allergen tests that allow multipurpose production lines to be tested quickly and reliably following the sanitation process; rapid foodborne pathogen and indicator organism tests to ensure product safety and quality; and an unequaled sanitation monitoring system that puts the speed and convenience of ATP testing in a lightweight, rugged instrument that fits in the palm of one’s hand.
Neogen Corporation (Nasdaq: NEOG) develops and markets products dedicated to food and animal safety. The company’s Food Safety Division markets diagnostic test kits to detect foodborne bacteria, natural toxins, genetic modifications, food allergens, drug residues, plant diseases, and sanitation concerns, and dehydrated culture media.