Meat and Bone Meal Test Kits
Meat and bone meal (MBM) is a valuable source of essential amino acids, minerals, and other nutrients, making it an attractive ingredient for animal feed formulations. However, the use of MBM in animal feed has become controversial due to concerns over its safety and potential health risks. While it has been banned in many countries due to its potential health risks, its use is subject to strict regulations and safety protocols in countries where it is permitted. Testing for MBM in feeds is, therefore, an important step in ensuring the safety, quality, and regulatory compliance of animal feed products.
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Test Kits for Fast and Sensitive Meat and Bone Meal Screening
The AgraStrip® FeedChek™ test kit is specifically designed to detect the presence of Meat and Bone Meal (MBM) in animal feedstuffs, such as raw materials and finished feeds.
At present, the use of mammalian MBM in cattle feed is either prohibited or heavily regulated in the majority of countries due to its potential to spread Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE), commonly known as mad cow disease. As a precautionary measure, certain regions (e.g. Europe) have imposed restrictions on the use of MBM derived from any animal species in ruminant feeds.
User-friendly strip format: To cater to user-specific requirements, the AgraStrip® FeedChek™ MBM kit ingeniously combines two tests into one test strip. The first test indicates the presence of mammalian and/or avian MBM in the sample, while the second test specifically detects the presence of mammalian MBM in the sample.
Each AgraStrip® FeedChek™ test kit comes complete with MBM test strips, an extraction buffer, extraction cups, a sample scoop, tongue depressors, and a package insert. Both the extraction buffer and the strips can be ordered separately if needed.