Species tested in food
Through our DNA speciation testing, AgriGen can test for a range of species including:
Bovine (beef), Ovine (sheep), Porcine (pig), Equine (horse), Caprine (goat), Avian (chicken), Camel, Buffalo, Kangaroo, Canine (dog).
AgriGen is also capable of testing for a number of different species of fish.
The identification of plant and animal species in food is required for a variety of reasons, including economic, regulatory as well as meeting a range of religious dietary requirements (e.g. Kosher, Halal).
Our analytical services delivers accurate, reliable and highly sensitive results which can assist in preserving a products brands integrity and ensure necessary compliance in meeting various regulatory requirements.
Detection of Restricted Animal Material In MBM and Stockfeed
Animal meat-and-bone meal (MBM) is prohibited as an ingredient in plant-based stockfeeds in Australia and in imported stockfeeds. AgriGen has developed highly sensitive and specific tests for DNA from a wide range of animal species that can detect as little as 0.125% MBM in stockfeed samples.
Agrigen’s animal PCR tests do not suffer from cross-reactivity that other animal-specific tests suffer from, thus providing a one-step detection of animal DNA in feed samples. Unreliable and cumbersome downstream processing steps such as restriction enzyme digestion or DNA sequencing are not required.
The test has been evaluated in APLAC and Animal Health Australia Proficiency Testing Schemes with 100% correct results reported.
MBM Detection in Feed – Product brochure Detection of RAM in MBM and finished feed
Sample Submission Form Detection of RAM in MBM and finished feed
Detection of RAM in MBM and finished feed
Animal Taxa Detected:
Limit of Reporting:
0.25% rendered ovine in plant-based stockfeed
Sample Size Required:
3 working days (Standard Service) or 24 hours (Express Service)
If you need to discuss these tests in more detail, please contact AgriGen at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phoning +61 (0)2 8856 0988