Dectection of Residual Bovine DNA in Feeds

Submitted by on Fri, 02/13/2015 - 10:45

The Agriculture & Food Laboratory offers analytical tests for the presence of various animal species (e.g. beef, pork, ruminant) in food or feed samples.  PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) methods are used to detect animal species-specific DNA while ELISA (Enzyme-Linked ImmunoSorbent Assay) methods are applied in the detection of species-specific proteins in food and feed samples. The Agriculture & Food Laboratory is accredited by SCC to ISO/IEC 17025 for the “Detection of Residual Bovine, Ruminant, Porcine, Animal and Rice DNA in Feed and Food Samples” as listed on our scope of Accreditation.

Our current PCR methods cover:

  • Bovine,
  • Ruminant,
  • Porcine,
  • Chicken and Turkey,
  • Animal in plant-based foods

Please follow the link to the CFIA website about the recent confirmed case of BSE in Alberta, first since 2011: http://www.inspection.gc.ca/animals/terrestrial-animals/diseases/reportable/bse/cfia-confirms-bse-in-alberta/eng/1423797248015/1423797327027.

Please contact Client Services at 519-767-6299 or aflinfo@uoguelph.ca for more information. 

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