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PerkinElmer launches porcine detection kits for halal food industry

FBR Staff Writer Published 07 December 2011

PerkinElmer, a US-based company focused in the business areas of human and environmental health, has launched Porcine Detection Kits, a new solution for the rapid detection of porcine meat traces by the halal food certification industry.

According to the company, the kits will make it easier, faster and more cost effective to provide confidence in the integrity and authenticity of food products for global markets where halal certification is required.

The Porcine Detection Kits can provide a positive or negative screening result for the presence of porcine protein/meat/Immunoglobulin G (IgG) in 15 minutes. They require minimal sample preparation and feature a simple interface, making it suitable for non-technical users, the company said.

PerkinElmer analytical sciences and laboratory services president Dusty Tenney said the intricacies inherent within the global food supply chain make guaranteeing halal-compliant food products challenging.

"This new solution for Halal certification testing is the latest example of how we are working to deliver solutions that make it easier for customers to ensure certification of their products," Tenney added.