November 07, 2012 -- Bioo Scientific, a leading supplier of food testing kits, modified the MaxSignal® Benzo[a]pyrene ELISA Kit to facilitate rapid screening for benzo[a]pyrene (BaP) in instant noodles. This protocol was developed in response to recent recalls of instant noodle products that were found to be adulterated with BaP. BaP is a polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) that is listed as a Group 1 carcinogen by the International Agency for Research on Cancer, an intergovernmental agency part of the World Health Organization. The compound can be generated by the incomplete combustion of oil at high temperatures and can be found in fried, barbecued, smoked and overcooked food.
The MaxSignal BaP ELISA Kit offers high recovery rates, sensitive detection limits and a unique proprietary extraction protocol that greatly reduces the cost and time required for BaP analysis. It also offers detection limits of 2.5 parts per billion for instant noodles and its seasoning components. This is well within the EU limit of 5 parts per billion. This kit is ideal for customers who screen samples to ensure that their instant noodle products are free of BaP contamination.
About Bioo Scientific
Bioo Scientific is a leader and innovator in the food safety testing industry. We develop, manufacture and market a wide range of food safety products for the detection of microbial and industrial contaminants, natural toxins, hormones, antibiotics and numerous additional residues. Bioo Scientific is registered and in compliance with ISO 9001:2008 quality standards which is monitored by SARA (SARA-2009-CA-0114-01-B). Bioo Scientific has been awarded numerous Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grants that support innovative product development activities from agencies such as the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the National Science Foundation (NSF) and Department of Defense (DOD).