In cooperation with German Federal Office of Consumer Protection and food safety (BVL), QuoData has established the Nouws Antibiotic Test (NAT) in its own laboratory and carried out a factorial in-house validation with real samples (pig kidneys). In the future the NAT method could replace the three-plate inhibitor test (DPT) which currently used in Germany. NAT is a screening method for the detection of antibiotic residues in food-producing animals, especially pigs. A possible nationwide use of the method is an important step towards increasing food safety and consumer protection.
In addition to carrying out the validation, QuoData also developed the design of the validation study. Based on QuoData's many years of experience, the new test procedure was established, optimised and validated in-house.
The practical performance of the method and the results of the validation will be presented by QuoData on 15 November 2018 in a workshop with participants from eight laboratories of different state investigation offices.