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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 2016 are available in the downloadable document on the right.

AnalysisMatrixSpecies2017

Samples

Positive

AMS1

Kidney

Cattle

3

0

Sheep

6

0

Pigs

2

0

AMS2

Kidney

Pigs

1

0

Cattle

0

0

AMS4

Kidney

Cattle

0

0

Anthelmintics

Liver

Cattle

0

0

Sheep

0

0

Avermectins

Liver

Cattle

0

0

Sheep

0

0

Pigs

0

0

Beta-agonists

Liver

Cattle

2

0

Sheep

0

0

Pigs

0

0

Ceftiofur

Kidney

Pigs

0

0

Chloramphenicol

Kidney

Cattle

2

0

Pigs

1

0

Sheep

1

0

Coccidiostats

Liver

Sheep

1

0

Pigs

1

0

Florfenicol

Kidney

Sheep

0

0

Gestagens

Kidney fat

Cattle

1

0

Sheep

0

0

Glucocorticoids

Liver

Cattle

1

0

Metals

Kidney

Sheep

0

0

Mycotoxins

Liver

Cattle

1

0

Nitrofurans

Kidney

Cattle

1

0

Sheep

0

0

Pigs

0

0

Nitroimidazoles

Kidney

Cattle

0

0

NSAIDS

Kidney

Cattle

0

0

Non Steroidal Anti inflammatory Drugs  eg Metacam / Finadyne / Phenylbutazone

OC/PCBs

Kidney fat

Cattle

0

0

polychlorinated biphenyls

Sheep

1

0

Oestradiol

Serum

Cattle

1

0

Organophoshoshates (e.g. sheep dip + insecticide)

Kidney fat

Cattle

1

0

Sheep

2

0

Pyrethroids

Kidney fat

Sheep

1

0

Pigs

0

0

Sedatives

Liver

Cattle

0

0

Sheep

0

0

Steroid screen 1

Urine

Cattle

2

0

Sheep

2

1

Pigs

1

0

Testosterone

Serum

Cattle

0

0

Thyrostats

Urine

Cattle

1

0

Sheep

2

0

Pigs

0

0

Zeranol

Urine

Cattle

1

0

Sheep

0

0

Pigs

1

0

TOTALS:

40

1

Please contact Agriculture@gov.im for further information.

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