Effective monitoring for ractopamine residues in samples of animal origin by SPR biosensor and mass spectrometry

C.S. Thompson, Simon Haughey, I.M. Traynor, Terence Fodey, Christopher Elliott, J.P. Antignac, B. Le Bizec, S.R.H. Crooks

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Abstract

Ractopamine (RCT) is a member of the beta-2-agonist (beta-agonist) family. It is licensed for use as an animal growth promoter in more than 20 countries worldwide, including the United States and Canada, but is either not licensed or prohibited by over 150 others, including those within the European Union. The issue of the use of RCT in livestock bound for human consumption has risen to prominence recently following the decision by The People's Republic of China to ban the import of pork from a number of processing plants after finding traces of RCT in shipments from the U.S.A.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)217-225
Number of pages9
JournalAnalytica Chimica Acta
Volume608
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 11 Feb 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Spectroscopy
  • Environmental Chemistry

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