Antibiotic residues found in shrimps

Shrimps showing antibiotic contamination is not a new problem, but with the latest product recall of shrimps in Germany, it’s back in the headlines again. So should you stop eating shrimps?

Bovine lactoferrin as a food ingredient

Lactoferrin is a very powerful protein: it has antibacterial, antiviral, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer and anti-allergic properties. Lactoferrin isolated from bovine milk is [...]

Beeware! There might be antibiotic residues in your honey

Bees are of great importance for humans: these busy little animals not only produce delicious honey, but also pollinate our crop plants – and thereby ensure our food production. However, even [...]

Infographic: Chloramphenicol residues in food

Chloramphenicol is an antibiotic used for the treatment of various bacterial infections. Though the drug is banned from use in livestock, it is still often detected in food of animal origin – [...]

Antibiotic residues in honey

September is National Honey Month in the USA. As it marks the end of the honey collection season, it’s a good moment to focus on the natural sweetener – which is not always as natural as one [...]

Clenbuterol in food: a risk to the consumer?

Doping was again a big topic during the Olympic Games. One of the prohibited substances is Clenbuterol – a drug also used for fattening livestock due to its anabolic effect. Drug residues remain [...]

Antibiotics in meat: 5 facts about residues in food

Antibiotic residues in food have become a hot topic in recent years. There is widespread uncertainty: How dangerous are drug residues to consumers? And how can you be sure that your food is free [...]

Tetracyclin Spiking Solution available

Spiking Solution for RIDASCREEN® Tetracyclin   This Spiking Solution can be used for fortification experiments in conjunction with the enzyme immunoassay RIDASCREEN® Tetracyclin (Art. No. [...]

RIDASCREEN® Bacitracin: Quantitative Screening of Bacitracin

Screening test for bacitracin in milk, meat, eggs, feed and urine   RIDASCREEN® Bacitracin is a competitive enzyme immunoassay for the quantitative screening of bacitracin in milk, meat, [...]


β-Agonists such as Clenbuterol, Salbutamol and Ractopamine shift energy intake from fat deposition to muscle formation. Therefore, β-Agonists can be used as growth promoters (‘finishers’) in [...]