Thermo Scientific vegan and Halal food testing assays

Tuesday, 13 April, 2021 | Supplied by: Thermo Fisher Scientific


Thermo Fisher has added assays for vegan and Halal testing to its RapidFinder Meat and Fish ID Kit range.

The real-time PCR-based species detection and quantification solutions fit seamlessly within existing RapidFinder workflows to return rapid, accurate results while maximising laboratory efficiency.

The range also includes kits for detection of beef, equine, chicken and many other animal and fish DNA.

The flexible workflow allows for DNA extraction from samples of up to 20 g, using either a manual or automated procedure for the higher throughput of multiple samples.

Identification targets mitochondrial DNA — the RapidFinder Halal ID Kit, which tests for pork, has a sensitivity rate of 0.0005%.

After detection, the RapidFinder Quant Multi-Meat Sets provide same-day, accurate quantification via qPCR. An internal amplification control (IAC) is included in each PCR reaction to rule out the false negatives sometimes associated with food stuffs that can prevent PCR from occurring effectively.

The new assays follow the same sample preparation and PCR procedures as other RapidFinder Meat ID assays, enabling them to be run together with existing workflows to maximise laboratory efficiency.

The RapidFinder Meat ID assays feature fast results; simple to use; compatible with any food or feed sample, both raw and processed, with meat quantification kit available; and incorporate efficient DNA extraction and IAC.

Online: thermofisher.com
Phone: 1300 735 292
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