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Randox Food Diagnostics Reliable Food Safety Screening

Distribution of Randox drug residue kits

Randox Food Diagnostics is a dedicated company responsible for the distribution of Randox drug residue kits, wine testing kits and analysers worldwide. Randox Food Diagnostics incorporates several market-related products dedicated to the food, wine and beverage industries.

Randox Food Diagnostics offers a wide range of food testing products that provide an excellent range of screening tools for detection of antimicrobials, growth promoting hormones and drugs of abuse in animals and foodstuffs. The Randox Food Diagnostics portfolio includes 28 ELISAs and eight multiplex screening platforms. All products are manufactured at a state-of-the-art ISO 13485 accredited manufacturing plant in the UK.

Multi-analyte biochip array technology

Randox Food Diagnostics, using patented Biochip Array technology, offers the world’s only multi-analyte semi-quantitative drug residue analyser, the Evidence Investigator.

The technology works by combining a panel of related tests on a single biochip with a single set of reagents. Only one single undivided sample is used. Sample matrices that can be tested include honey, feed, milk, urine and tissue.

Benefits of biochip array technology:

  • Consolidation of testing to provide multiple test results from a single sample
  • No requirement for deuterated standards
  • Less labour (minimal labour costs could be reduced at least five-fold by employing multiplex biochip arrays)
  • Extensive menu of drug residue tests developed
  • Same sample preparation method can be applied across a number of our arrays
  • Higher throughput (45 samples or 675 tests in under two hours)
  • Applicable to multiple matrices

Multi-analyte testing platforms

Randox Food Diagnostics offers an extensive list of testing platforms. Simple sample preparations and excellent limits of detection combine to make these products an impressive multi-analyte testing platform.

Antimicrobial arrays

Antimicrobial I Plus Array allows for the simultaneous detection of 14 of the most commonly abused sulphonamides and trimethoprim in food production and agriculture industries. Sample preparations are available for milk, tissue, honey, urine and feed.

Antimicrobial II Array includes the detection of six classes of antimicrobial compounds: quinolones, ceftiofur, thiamphenicol, streptomycin, tylosin and tetracycline residues can all be detected using this one testing platform. Sample preparations are currently available for honey, milk, tissue, urine and feed.

Antimicrobial III Array provides a testing platform for nitrofuran compounds AOZ, AMOZ, AHD, SEM, and also chloramphenicol. One single sample preparation can be used and sample analysis performed all in one day due to a rapid 2hr derivatisation step. Sample preparations are currently available for honey, shrimp/prawn samples and milk.

Growth promoter arrays

Growth promoter arrays are available as a rapid urine screen, multiple matrix screen and a synthetic steroids array. The use of growth-promoting hormones in livestock production is either prohibited (European Union) or strongly regulated (e.g. the US, Canada and Australia). Compliance with these regulations is monitored by national monitoring programmes.

The testing platforms for each of the growth promoter arrays include the following compounds:

  • β-Agonists (generic)
  • Boldenone
  • Corticosteroids
  • Nandrolone
  • Ractopamine
  • Stanozolol
  • Stilbenes
  • Trenbolone and Zeranol
  • 17β-Clostebol
  • Ethinylestradiol
  • Gestagens (generic)
  • Methandriol
  • Methyltestosterone

Anthelmintics array

Randox Food Diagnostics’ anthelmintics array can detect 25 analytes in total. The use of anthelmintic drugs can greatly improve livestock production; however, effective monitoring is required to ensure residues are not passed into the human food chain.

The extensive test menu includes avermectins, benzimidazoles, amino -benzimidazoles, levamisole, thiabendazole, moxidectin and triclabendazole.

Wine and beverage testing kits

Randox Food Diagnostics also offers a versatile range of kits for the wine, beverage and fermentation industries. These enable rapid and frequent monitoring of the production process and quality control of raw materials and finished products. Our wine and beverage diagnostic test kit range includes ethanol, acetic acid, ammonia, glucose/fructose, lactic acid, malic acid, potassium and total antioxidant status.

Semi-automated analyser for winery laboratories

Our range of kits will soon be expanding to include NOPA, iron, tartaric acid, citric acid, free and total S02 and glycerol. All kits are run on our RX Monza software. The RX Monza is a compact semi-automated analyser for winery laboratories. Performing tests on this high-performance analyser is easy and straightforward, with simple procedures and onboard step by step instructions.

Benefits of Randox wine and beverage kits:

  • Confidence – as each kit is manufactured to conform with the requirements of ISO 13485:2003 and the Quality System Regulation as set out in Part 820 of Title 21 of the Code of Federal Regulations
  • Reassurance – collectively Randox Food Diagnostics and Randox Laboratories have 30 years’ experience in manufacturing and supplying diagnostic products
  • Innovative testing – each kit is manufactured by a research and development team that specialises in regent manufacture
  • Versatility – wide test menu available on multiple applications for manual, semi-automated and automated analyser use

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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 meat leanness or weight. However, ractopamine is currently banned or resisted in more than 160 nations, including Russia and all EU countries.

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Randox Food Diagnostics Ltd

55 Diamond Road

Crumlin, Co. Antrim

BT29 4QY

United Kingdom

+44 2894442413 +44 2894445912

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23rd October 2018

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 meat leanness or weight. However, ractopamine is currently banned or resisted in more than 160 nations, including Russia and all EU countries.

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27th September 2017

Randox Food Diagnostics has announced it is showcasing advancements in antibiotic and pesticide testing at the 45th Apimondia International Apiculture conference.

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2nd August 2017

The honey industry is quickly becoming an extremely 'buzzy' marketplace. Producers want to ensure that their product meets the industry standards for safety and quality.

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13th June 2017

Randox Food Diagnostics has provided a new test for fructose and glucose content for Argentinian honey producers.

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21st February 2017

Hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF) and its presence in honey has been firmly embedded into the product's overall quality legislation, exemplified by honey standards of the Codex Alimentarius.

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22nd June 2016

Climate change has been widely reported to be the driving force behind emerging food and feed safety issues worldwide.

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5th April 2016

Honey is a natural commodity and consumers expect it to be pure and uncontaminated.

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10th March 2016

Jockey Club Racecourses announced that Randox Health will become the new official partner of the world's greatest race, the Grand National, and the three-day Grand National Festival at Aintree Racecourse, in a five-year deal from April 2017.

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5th February 2016

Ergot alkaloids have existed as long as crops have been grown, although recognition of the detrimental effects the mycotoxin has on feed and affected animals were not fully explored until recent times.

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26th October 2015

Randox Food will be attending RAFA 2015 as an exhibitor at booth #44.

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12th August 2015

Food safety is virtually impossible for the consumer to actively assess in the supermarket aisle.

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4th August 2015

Randox Food Diagnostics and Swiss Quality Testing Services (SQTS) are using the latest technology to yield the best in quality and safety analysis.

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29th July 2015

Mycotoxins are a group of naturally occurring toxins produced by fungi, commonly known as moulds, which are harmful to humans, domestic animals and livestock.

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20th May 2015

Humans are inherently a resourceful race as evidenced by many pioneering inventions, which have shaped history.

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16th April 2015

Apiculture, one of the oldest industries in the world, has undergone a steady evolution.

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1st April 2015

Randox Food Diagnostics has released a new glycerol kit for the accurate detection of polyol compound in wine samples.

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4th March 2015

Growing worldwide concern about human resistance to antibiotics is driving an increase in drug residue testing in honey products, according to Randox Food Diagnostics.

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24th February 2014

Randox Food Diagnostics has announced the first tranche of roadshows within a major series targeting the honey market this year for antibiotic screening.

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8th November 2013

Poultry processors struggling to screen accurately for Sulphonamide antibiotics could improve their quality control by testing for each specific compound.

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23rd September 2013

The wait is over for egg and poultry processors seeking a workable solution to screening for Coccidiostats with the welcome news that Randox Food Diagnostics is bringing the first multi-analyte screening test to the market.

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2nd September 2013

As harvest approaches wineries keen to add capacity to analysis and quality control systems have a brand new option, with Randox Food Diagnostics RX Monaco analyser now validated for use on wine.

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17th July 2013

With the August grape harvest just weeks away, growers concerned about unpredictable seasons will be able to form a more complete picture of nitrogen levels using a new test on the market.

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3rd July 2013

Industry tension surrounding international trade embargoes is creating strong business opportunities for food testing companies according to market leading firm Randox Food Diagnostics. Major meat producers in the US and Brazil have experienced difficulties exporting to Chinese, Russian and European food markets.

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9th May 2013

During wine making sulphur is used as an essential additive as it plays two important roles as an anti-oxidant (prevents enzymatic browning) and anti-microbial (protects against wine spoilage) preservative in its free form.

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15th April 2013

Trifluralin has been used in agriculture since 1963 and is a selective pre-emergence dinitroanaline herbicide which is used to control grasses and broad leaf weeds in various tree fruit, nut, vegetable and grain crops.

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15th April 2013

Randox Food Diagnostics has recently released a Zilpaterol ELISA and Zilpaterol only array. Both test for the semi-quantitative determination of Zilpaterol in beef tissue samples.

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7th March 2013

Antimicrobials are used to kill or prevent the presence of bacteria or viruses that are detrimental to health. They are used in the food production industry to treat infections but also to act as a growth promoting compound.

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29th January 2013

Publicised reports of horse DNA found in processed beef burgers readily available to buy in the UK and Ireland have highlighted that there is an increased requirement to ensure that these contaminated foods do not enter the food chain.

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12th December 2012

Randox Food Diagnostics is now offering the RX Monza starter package for the wine, beverage and fermentation industries.

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4th December 2012

Randox Food Diagnostics is pleased to release the RX monaco analyser - a fully automated solution for high-quality wine testing.

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19th September 2012

Randox Food Diagnostics is pleased to announce the release of both an Avermectins biochip testing platform (EV3842) and Avermectin ELISA (AV3477).

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12th September 2012

Biochip array technology provides a testing platform that enables the simultaneous determination of multiple analytes with a single sample.

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30th April 2012

ELISA screening kits from Randox Food Diagnostics are now available for the rapid detection for a range of antimicrobial and growth promoting compounds in both milk and milk powder.

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2nd April 2012

Enrofloxacin / ciprofloxacin ELISA kits are now available from Randox Food Diagnostics for the detection of growth promoting compounds within food producing animals.

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1st March 2012

The Randox Food Diagnostics Total Antioxidant Status (TAS) kit provides beverage companies with a useful tool to evaluate the phenolic content of their products by measurement of their antioxidant activity.

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31st January 2012

Beta-lactams are one of the most frequently used families of antibiotics in food producing animals. For consumer protection, maximum residue limits (MRLs) have been set to control the amount of beta-lactams (both penicillins and cephalosporins) residues present in food.

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14th January 2012

Randox Food Diagnostics is pleased to announce the release of an Anthelmintics testing platform (EV3770).

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Randox Food Diagnostics Ltd

55 Diamond Road

Crumlin, Co. Antrim

BT29 4QY

United Kingdom

+44 2894442413 +44 2894445912

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