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  • Cows

    New Antibiotic Policy at Major Fast Food Chain

    Major food chain McDonald’s have unveiled a new policy to reduce the overall use of antibiotics across their global beef supply chain. Under the policy, the use of antibiotics for growth promotion
  • Chicken

    Screening for Coccidiostats

    Feed additives are important in modern agriculture and a focus of the European Union (EU) framework. Whilst such products are used to improve the characteristics of feed, any company wanting to use
  • Chickens

    Brazil’s Action Plan for Poultry

    Global Meat News recently reported that Mexico have now granted an export licence to 26 new Brazilian establishments for poultry meat. The licensing will more than double the number of Brazilian companies
  • Steak

    Clenbuterol ELISA for Meat Contamination

    Clenbuterol is a Beta-Agonist drug that is banned as a growth promoter in most countries. The steroid like chemical was initially developed to treat asthma in horses, stimulating both the heart and
  • cows in field

    German Antibiotic Sales Dropped

    Randox Food Diagnostics recently reported how the European Parliament’s new antibiotic legislation bans the use of antibiotics on animals that are important for human medicine use and prohibits any antimicrobials in livestock
  • Beef

    Ractopamine Detection in Meat

    Ractopamine was first developed as a treatment for asthma but was never approved according to Consumer Reports. Research later uncovered that when added to animal feed prior to slaughter, ractopamine could increase
  • Steak on grill

    Meat Testing for Growth Promoters

    A recent article by New Food magazine has reported that UK government ministers may be willing to sacrifice food standards for post Brexit trade agreements with non-EU states such as the USA.

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