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Testing of Animal By-Products & Pet Foods

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Eurofins Food Testing UK Ltd is approved by the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs for the testing of animal by-products (ABP). 

From our UKAS accredited laboratory in Grimsby, Eurofins is approved under the Animal By-Product Regulations (ABPR) to test for Salmonella, Enterobacteriaceae, Clostridium perfringens and E. coli, offering the greatest range of commercial testing under the ABPR.

The approval and accreditation places Eurofins as the prime lab of choice in the commercial world for ABP testing, second-only to the Government’s own lab.

What are ABPs?

Animal by-products, the carcasses of animals that are not meant for human consumption, can be found in a multitude of items across a number of industry sectors, such as pet foods, animal feed, blood and milk processing, anaerobic digesters for producing methane for electricity, fertilisers, biodiesel plants, and landfill sites.

ABPs are divided into 3 categories, dependent on where the carcass originated from and the use of ABPs, approval may be required from the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA). Microbiological testing is important for ensuring the safety of these products, plant operation and employees.

Extended testing offering

Additionally, Eurofins offers accredited testing for Government-backed schemes such as the Feed Materials Assurance Scheme, ensuring animal feed stuffs are contaminant-free, and PAS 100, ensuring the safety of composted materials.

Eurofins can also offer:

Accredited non ABPR chemistry and microbiology testing on pet food Meat Species Testing via qualitative or semi-quantitative tests on the basis of Real-Time PCR and DNA sequencing as well as ELISA
Vitamin and amino acid analysis Testing to FEDIAF guidelines

For more information about Eurofins services please contact our sales team on  01 431 1306 or make an enquiry.

Read more in our Animal By-Products - know your responsibilities Q&A with Group Microbiology Technical Manager, Chris Hudson or watch Chris discuss the topic below: