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Residue in Meat Sampling

Residues in Meat – Randomised Statistical Sampling. 

Randomised samples are collected by DEFA Vets at the Meat Plant, on behalf of the Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) as part of a National Scheme compliant with an EU Directive. Required statistical sample rates are assigned to the Meat Plant by VMD, according to throughput and collected each week of operation. Any positive result would involve a full investigation by a DEFA Veterinary Officer to establish the background, origin and effective controls in order to safeguard consumers and prevent recurrence. Results are received by DEFA on a monthly basis with an annual summary report as below. 

Results from 2011 to 2018 are available in the downloadable document on the right.

AnalysisMatrixSpecies2019
SamplesPositive
AMS1 Kidney Cattle
Sheep
Pigs
AMS2 Kidney Pigs    
Cattle    
AMS4 Kidney Cattle
Sheep
Anthelmintics Liver Cattle
Sheep
Avermectins Liver Cattle    
Sheep
Pigs    
Beta-agonists Liver Cattle
Sheep    
Pigs    
Ceftiofur Kidney Pigs    
Chloramphenicol Kidney Cattle    
Pigs    
Sheep    
Coccidiostats Liver Sheep    
Pigs    
Florfenicol Kidney Sheep
Gestagens Kidney fat Cattle    
Sheep    
Glucocorticoids Liver Cattle    
Metals Kidney Sheep    
Mycotoxins Liver Cattle    
Nitrofurans Kidney Cattle    
Sheep    
Pigs    
Nitroimidazoles Kidney Cattle    
Sheep
NSAIDS Kidney Cattle
Non Steroidal Anti inflammatory Drugs  eg Metacam / Finadyne / Phenylbutazone
OC/PCBs Kidney fat Cattle    
polychlorinated biphenyls
Sheep    
Oestradiol Serum Cattle
Organophosphates (e.g. sheep dip + insecticide) Kidney fat Cattle    
Sheep    
Pyrethroids Kidney fat Sheep    
Pigs    
Sedatives Liver Cattle    
Sheep    
Steroid screen 1 Urine Cattle
Sheep
Pigs
Testosterone Serum Cattle
Thyrostats Urine Cattle    
Sheep    
Pigs    
Zeranol Urine Cattle    
Sheep    
Pigs    
TOTALS:

Please contact Agriculture@gov.im for further information.

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