Antibiotics have been used for years for the treatment of infectiou s diseases like mastitis in cows. However, antibiotic residues can have a negative effect on human health in terms of antibiotic resistance, allergy and hypersensitivity. Antibiotic residues can also pose a major problem to the dairy industry by inhibiting the starter cultures and resulting in longer fermentation times. In the worst case it can result in no fermentation at all.
Dairies are becoming more aware of the dangers of antibiotic residues and consumers are pressing for purer dairy products. Chr. Hansen offers a complete range of high-sensitivity antibiotic test kits to help control the negative effects of antibiotic residues and enhance process control in the dairy industry.