Neogen Europe Ltd. uniquely offers easy and accurate meat speciation testing options that can be performed on-site, or by testing experts at the company's UKAS accredited laboratories in Scotland. Its established ranges of meat speciation testing options are used by numerous food industry laboratories and government food control agencies around the world.Neogen's on-site speciation products have become the preferred choice by enforcement, industry and private laboratories, where reliable results are essential. Its on-site products include: F.A.S.T. Species Identification Kits, which are simple yet robust qualitative tests designed to allow the detection of species content in uncooked meats and meat products with a limit of detection of 1%. Kits are available for the detection of horse, cow, pig, poultry and sheep; BioKits for Species Identification, which are widely recognised and provide sensitive, specific qualitative detection for a range of raw and cooked animal species; and DNA Bases Species Identification tests, which use a proprietary magnetic bead technology that provides signifi cant advantages over other methods of DNA extraction.
To complement and support our on-site testing solutions, Neogen offers expert, reliable UKAS-accredited DNA based contract laboratory services for meat speciation that are carried out by highly trained scientific analysts using state-of-the-art equipment. Qualitative UKAS-accredited testing is available for up to eight species, including pig and horse. In addition, quantitative DNA testing is available for horse, chicken and pig.