Rapid CDIATM NEO kits are intended for the detection of neomycin in food.
Neomycin is used to treat superficial infections in humans and is given orally to cattle, sheep, pigs, goats and poultry for bacterial gastrointestinal infections and by intramammary administration to treat mastitis. Neomycin is an aminoglycoside antibiotic. All the aminoglycosides are potentially toxic compounds causing significant damage in vestibular and auditory functions in human and animals. Nevertheless, they are used in practice because of their antibacterial and antifungal activities so they need to be monitored in our food products. The European Commission established a neomycin Maximum Residue Limit (MRL) of 500 ppb and the US has a MRL of 1200 ppb for meat.