Solutions that help strengthen your supply chain and market position

Food safety is an important consideration for consumers, and food derived from animals presents unique safety challenges. In particular, there are diseases that can be transmitted from animals to humans (zoonotic diseases), which place an increased responsibility on producers, manufacturers, and food retailers to ensure adequate food safety throughout the entire supply chain.

Our integrated approach to food safety monitoring begins with animal production, and must take into account the possible hazards that can expose animals to pathogens at various stages (transport, processing, retail market) of the production process. Each link in the monitoring chain must do its part to reduce consumer risk.


A comprehensive approach that helps ensure meat safety

The Applied Biosystems harvest panel consists of diagnostic tests for the detection of the most relevant zoonotic pathogens in pigs and ruminants at slaughter. This meat harvest panel gives you the additional data you require to help better protect your supply chain. It consists of individual tests that are inexpensive, rapid, and simple to run. Additionally, the tests can be integrated, so that multiple sampling is not necessary, and common equipment can be used.

Helps reduce your costs

Comprehensive biosecurity data helps protect your supply chain, business, and customers against food recalls.  The meat harvest panel can help:

  • Reduce the risk of recalls related to zoonotic agents
  • Ensure that animals reach their slaughter weight earlier, saving feed and medication costs

Helps increase your profits

Meat safety by the numbers. We've partnered with leading European slaughterhouses to implement the harvest concept within their supply chains, enabling them to reduce their chance of zoonotic-related recalls by 90%, and establish clear competitive advantage.

Top zoonotic pathogens account for $14 billion in annual lost revenue* Average cost of recalls is $250K per 1 million pigs slaughtered per year* Slow-growing pigs can cost up to $7.50 per pig for additional feed costs†

The additional data you require to help better protect your value chain

A diagnostic testing approach generates additional data that helps support continuous improvement in the supply chain through herd and supplier monitoring and feedback. A testing program can:

  • Identify intervention points
  • Facilitate implementation of appropriate measures
  • Help reduce production costs
  • Help protect livestock and consumers in an efficient, effective, and holistic way

 

An experienced and established partner

We work closely with our customers to develop and implement diagnostic test solutions that address the unique needs of our customers and changing regulatory requirements. Our comprehensive portfolio of diagnostic tests provides a wide range of ELISA assays for risk-based food safety testing, which currently includes the following solutions:


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Our harvest panel consists of diagnostic tests for the detection of the most relevant zoonotic pathogens in pigs and ruminants at slaughter. Download the flyer to learn how our meat harvest panel can give you the additional data you require to help better protect your supply chain.

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A highly sensitive, specific, and rapid ELISA test for the detection of antibodies against Trichinella in serum and meat juice samples of pigs.

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A fast, easy-to-use diagnostic test for the detection of Toxoplasma gondii in porcine serum, plasma, and meat juice samples. It allows reliable and cost-effective management of Toxoplasma infections in pig herds.

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A highly sensitive, rapid, and economical test for large-scale screening of Salmonella infections in pigs, including the B, C1, and D serogroups, which are most common in Europe, Asia, and America.

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The only commercially available ELISA test based on HEV genotype 1 and 3 antigens, providing a highly sensitive, specific, and rapid diagnostic test for the monitoring of Hepatitis E virus in pig herds.

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This diagnostic test for Mycobacterium avium subsp. avium (MAA) infections on herd level offers greater sensitivity, convenience, and cost savings than pathological exams performed at slaughterhouses. And because the test is not susceptible to lesion-related false positives, it also enables a greater degree of specificity.

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An artificial digestion assay for the detection of Trichinella larvae—a more reliable alternative to the current pepsin digestion method. Download the product flyer to learn more about this solution.

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For Veterinary Use Only. For In Vitro Use Only.  Regulatory requirements vary by country; product may not be available in your geographic area.* Estimation by the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention** Swiss Re Report & Pozo VF and Schroeder TC (2015) Utah State University Fact Sheet† Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI, 2011), "Does it Pay to Take Pigs to Heavy Slaughter Weights?" www.thepigsite.com