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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.

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AnalysisMatrixSpecies2019
SamplesPositive
AMS1 Kidney Cattle 2 0
Sheep 3 0
Pigs 1 0
AMS2 Kidney Pigs 1 0
Cattle 2 0
AMS4 Kidney Cattle 1 0
Sheep 1 0
Anthelmintics Liver Cattle 2 0
Sheep 1 0
Avermectins Liver Cattle 1
Sheep 1 0
Pigs 1
Beta-agonists Liver Cattle 0 0
Sheep 1 0
Pigs 0 0
Ceftiofur Kidney Pigs 0
Chloramphenicol Kidney Cattle 1 0
Pigs 1 0
Sheep 1 0
Coccidiostats Liver Sheep 1 0
Cattle 1 0
Pigs 1 0
Florfenicol Kidney Sheep 1 0
Gestagens Kidney fat Cattle 1 0
Sheep 1 0
Glucocorticoids Liver Cattle 0 0
Pigs 1 0
Metals Kidney Sheep
Pigs 1 0
Catlle 1 0
Mycotoxins Liver Cattle
Pigs  1 0
Sheep 1 0
Nitrofurans Kidney Cattle 0
Sheep
Pigs
Nitroimidazoles Kidney Cattle
Sheep 0 0
Pigs 0 0
NSAIDS

Non Steroidal Anti inflammatory Drugs  eg Metacam / Finadyne / Phenylbutazone
Kidney Cattle 1 0
Pigs 1 0
Sheep 1 0
OC/PCBs

polychlorinated biphenyls
Kidney fat Cattle 1 0
Pigs 1 0
Sheep 1 0
Oestradiol Serum Cattle 1 0
Organophosphates (e.g. sheep dip + insecticide) Kidney fat Cattle
Pigs 1 0
Sheep
Pyrethroids Kidney fat Sheep
Cattle 1 0
Pigs
Sedatives Liver Cattle 1 0
Pigs 1 0
Sheep
Steroid screen 1 Urine Cattle 1 0
Sheep 1 0
Pigs 1 0
Testosterone Serum Cattle 1 0
Thyrostats Urine Cattle 1 0
Sheep 1
Pigs 1
Zeranol Urine Cattle
Sheep 1 0
Pigs 1
TOTALS: 61 0

Please contact Agriculture@gov.im for further information.

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