Veratox Histamine – One of the defining qualities in the food industry, especially fish, is the content of histamine. As we already know, histamine is a toxic chemical. Fish that are not fresh in quality will cause histamine levels to rise. The higher the damage to the fish, the more histamine is forming. So, it is necessary to have a histamine test on the fish before exporting. Histamine is not damaged in the cooking process. Therefore, it is necessary to do prevention at the raw material stage.
To protect consumers from histamine poisoning, each country that imports fish sets a safe standard for histamine levels. The safe limit standard for histamine concentration in Europe is 100 ppm and America is 50 ppm. Excess levels of histamine in the body will trigger an allergic reaction. At level of histamine above 200-500 ppm it can cause poisoning. So, why is it necessary to test histamine before exporting fish?
The importance of histamine testing before export
Secondly, in exporting fishery product to the destination country, we must ensure that the fish / food product meets the standards requirements before exporting.The fish exporter must have a certificate of analysis from the food testing laboratory to make sure that it is free from high histamine or meets the safety limit standards. The following is the importance of histamine testing before exporting fish:
- To ensure that fish / food has met the standards of histamine levels.
- Reduce the possibility of custom rejection in the destination country.
- To meet the requirements of the destination country
- To improve the reputation of the export company
- To improve the quality of fish / products export
Veratox Histamine For histamine detection
Fish Exporters need to detect histamine levels in fish with test kit. You could use Neogen’s Veratox for histamine as a test kit to detect histamine levels in fish prior to exporting. Veratox for Histamine Tuna Pack is intending for the quantitative analysis of histamine in scombroid species of fish, such as tuna, bluefish and mahi-mahi, and in fish meal. Veratox for Histamine Tuna Pack 9506 is the bulk version of the 9505 Veratox for Histamine. Veratox histamine is widely used to detect histamine levels in fish before export. A lot of fish processors in Indonesia are using Veratox for Histamine tuna pack to monitor the histamine level during the production process. It would be easier to read the histamine levels in fish with the ELISA (Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay) method. The test results of Veratox histamine test kit can be read easily with the Stat Fax 4700 microwell reader.
We, Baliseafoodlab, are the Exclusive Distributor for Veratox histamine tuna packs 9506 in Indonesia. You could use it easily in your laboratory or production site. If you don’t have a laboratory, we provide histamine testing services in our laboratory.