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PerkinElmer, TPM Biotech Ink Deal for Halal Food Certification

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – PerkinElmer today announced an agreement with TPM Biotech to explore the use of PerkinElmer products to test whether foods comply with halal certification regulations.

TPM will explore applications of PerkinElmer's recently launched Porcine Detection Kits for testing the integrity and authenticity of foods in markets that require halal certification, PerkinElmer said. The kits can detect the presence of porcine protein, meat, and immunoglobulin G and provide results within 15 minutes in both cooked and raw meats, according to the company.

In addition, PerkinElmer's chromatography solutions will be used to validate methods of food testing for the presence of alcohol, porcine fatty acids, porcine triglycerides, and plant- and animal-based amino acid analysis, in accordance with ISO 17025 guidelines.

PerkinElmer chromatography solutions included in the deal include Headspace Gas Chromatography Flame Ionization Detector; Gas Chromatography Flame Ionization Detector; and HPLC with UV Detector.

TPM is a subsidiary of Technology Park Malaysia and provides halal food testing services.

Last week, Agilent and Universiti Putra Malaysia also announced a deal aimed at authenticating and improving the safety of halal food.

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