Analysis of Veterinary Drug Residues
Conventional agricultural animal production and - to a smaller degree - ecological animal production depend on the use of veterinary drugs. Their use is either prophylactic or therapeutic. The EU Commission has established various restrictions on the application of veterinary drugs, ranging from zero tolerance to restrictions on specific animal species and fields of insertion up to tolerable limit values. Even their use for illegal purposes is well known, i.e. to increase the weight gain efficiency during animal fattening.
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The Centre of Competence for the Analysis of Veterinary Drug Residues within the global Eurofins Group, offers the examination of numerous veterinary drug residues in a great variety of food and feed. Additionally, Eurofins offers advice on sampling and finding the most reasonable scope of analyses.
Legal Bases and Guidelines
- Commission Regulation (EU) No 37/2010 (veterinary drugs in foodstuffs of animal origin)
- Regulation (EC) No 470/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council (residue limits for veterinary drug residues)
- Commission Regulation (EC) No 124/2009 (maximum levels for the presence of coccidiostats in food)
- Directive 2002/32/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council (undesirable substances in animal feed)
Membership and Approvals of Individual Eurofins Laboratories(*)
- Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety (BVL), working group §64 LFGB Veterinary drug residues in food
- Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh), Lebensmittelchemische Gesellschaft (LChG), "Arbeitsgruppe Tierarzneimittelrückstände"
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(*)Find more details about memberships of our individual laboratories at www.eurofins.de/food-analysis/laboratories