Ensuring food safety: The importance of food quality assurance roles in reducing antibiotic resistance.
It’s World Antibiotic Awareness Week 2023!
Antibiotic resistance has become a global health concern, posing a significant threat to human well-being. The overuse and misuse of antibiotics in both human medicine and agriculture have contributed to the rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. While healthcare professionals play a vital role in addressing this issue, it is equally important to recognise the significance of food quality assurance roles in reducing antibiotic resistance.
Ensuring Responsible Antibiotic Use in Livestock:
Food quality assurance professionals play a critical role in monitoring and regulating the use of antibiotics in livestock production. By implementing strict protocols and guidelines, they ensure that antibiotics are used responsibly and only when necessary. This includes regular sampling and analysis of food products to detect the presence of antibiotic residues.
See how our customer, ILVO has used our InfiniPlex biochip to screen milk samples for antimicrobials: https://www.randoxfood.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/ILVO-Revolutionary-Screening-of-Residues-in-Raw-Milk.pdf
Collaborating with Regulatory Bodies:
Food quality assurance personnel work closely with regulatory bodies to ensure compliance with food safety standards and regulations. They provide valuable insights and expertise in developing and updating guidelines related to antibiotic use in food production. By actively participating in these collaborations, they contribute to the establishment of robust regulatory frameworks that aim to minimise antibiotic resistance risks.
See how our customer, Ras Al Khaimah Central Food Laboratory has used the Evidence Investigator to screen honey for antimicrobials: https://www.randoxfood.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/Regulatory-Bodies.pdf
Testing for antibiotics in food helps to ensure that the food we consume is free from harmful residues. Antibiotics used in food-producing animals can leave residues in their meat, milk and eggs. By identifying and eliminating contaminated products from the market, quality assurance professionals help reduce the risk of antibiotic exposure to consumers, thereby minimising the potential for antibiotic resistance development.
Read more about the importance of Quality managers’ roles in consumer safety against antimicrobial resistance here: https://www.randoxfood.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/Consumer-Safety.pdf
Testing for antibiotics in food is essential for international trade. Different countries may have different regulations regarding antibiotic residues in food. By conducting testing, food producers can demonstrate compliance with these regulations, facilitating the export and import of food products across borders.
See how our customer, AB Labo in France has used our antimicrobial biochips to screen honey: https://www.randoxfood.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/International-Trade.pdf
Randox Food Diagnostics provides the food quality assurance industry with the technology to detect antibiotic residues in milk, meat, seafood, honey and feed and cereals. Test up to 48 samples using the Evidence Investigator analyser using our patented Biochip Array Technology. Ideal for high or low-throughput laboratories, you can maximise your antibiotic testing with the Evidence Investigator. Randox Food also provides a range of ELISA kits for antibiotic screening.
For more information on our range of biochips available to ensure food safety, please get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org