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LCGC North America February 2012
Various triarylmethane and fluorescent dyes are used in aquaculture as antibacterial, antifungal, and anthelmintic agents for the treatment of fish disease. The FDA has banned the importation of certain fish from several countries due to possible contamination of these food products. Most published methods only detect malachite green, crystal violet and their metabolites. UCT has developed a procedure for the extraction and analysis of nine dyes used in aquaculture using a carboxylic acid ion-exchange SPE cartridge (UCT Enviro-Clean CCX column, Part # EUCCX156).