Tanaka develops Easy to use Pork Detection Kits

Tanaka Kikinzoku Kogyo will be supplying companies in Japan and overseas centered on the Islamic world with two Easy to use Pork Detection Kits for the detection of pork in either raw or cooked food materials with a high level of sensitivity. These detection kits are Immunochromatographic assays using nano-sized colloidal gold particles to reveal the result. The assays allow a rapid detection of pork in food samples in a short time and at a low cost without using any special equipment or requiring skillful techniques. In addition to food regulatory agencies and meat processors in Japan, these kits can also be widely used by manufacturers seeking to obtain widespread trust in the quality of their food products globally. The detection kits will also be of interest to trading companies that are considering new business opportunities in the Islamic world where pork is a taboo for religious reasons.

Easy to use Pork Detection Kits will not only enable the testing of intentional adulteration of pork but also allows the detection of low levels of unintentional or accidental contaminations in various meat products. Tanaka Precious Metals will provide a demonstration of these pork testing kits at the Japan Meat Industry Fair 2010 to be held at Tokyo Big Sight from April 7 to April 9. Tanaka Kikinzoku Kogyo is also aiming at selling 30,000 test kits per month in the first year and expect to increase the sell to 100,000 kits per month once potential marketing partners for the products have been identified.