The fight against food fraud

Deceptive labelling, prohibited additives or the substitution of expensive ingredients with cheaper components: During a global raid against food fraud, Interpol seized counterfeit goods worth [...]

Campylobacter: an underestimated risk?

It’s a report that causes concern: a recent investigation found that every second chicken sold in Germany is contaminated with diarrhoea-causing Campylobacter. Here’s what you should know about [...]

Avian Influenza H5N8 outbreak in Europe

The recent outbreaks of the avian influenza subtype H5N8 in three European countries had substantial economic effects for poultry farms. For eradication actions, the animals of the affected farms [...]

RIDASCREEN® β-Agonists ELISA

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 [...]