Ractopamine is a phenethanolamine belonging to a class of drugs known as β-Adrenergic agonists (beta agonists) and has been found to increase muscle growth and decrease fat deposition. Due to the nature of this group of compounds, they have a history of being used illegally, particularly by livestock producers within medicated feeds.
Improper use of beta agonists can cause a serious risk to human health as they pass to the meat tissue that is then consumed.
It is for this reason that in Europe all beta agonists are banned for use in livestock and for improving athletic performance according to EU council directive 96/22/EC.
Randox Food Diagnostics ELISA for Ractopamine has been approved by the USDA. Sample types include feed.
Product Number: RT3451
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