Food In Canada


New technology to help keep dairy safe: feds

The federal government is investing in a new technology that could help dairy producers increase quality control and safety

Edmonton, Alta. – The federal government is investing in a new technology it says will help the dairy industry increase safety and quality.

The investment is going to SciMed Technologies Inc. for a technology it is developing that can rapidly and simultaneously detect multiple antibiotic residues in dairy milk. And dairy producers won’t have to leave their farms to do it.

The company says the technology can help ensure quality control at all stages of the dairy food supply chain and result in increased quality assurance and enhanced food safety.

The Immuno-biochip technology from SciMed will help ensure milk and agri-food products meet regulatory requirements and label claims for antibiotic content in dairy products.

“This technology will help producers remain competitive while adopting newer technologies with enhanced profitability,” says Dr. Rajan Gupta, president of SciMed Technologies.