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Meat

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
Pigs
AMS2 Kidney Pigs    
Cattle  2  0
AMS4 Kidney Cattle 1 0
Sheep
Anthelmintics Liver Cattle 2 0
Sheep 1 0
Avermectins Liver Cattle    
Sheep
Pigs    
Beta-agonists Liver Cattle 1 0
Sheep  1  
Pigs    
Ceftiofur Kidney Pigs    
Chloramphenicol Kidney Cattle  1  
Pigs    
Sheep  1  
Coccidiostats Liver Sheep    
Pigs    
Florfenicol Kidney Sheep
Gestagens Kidney fat Cattle  1  0
Sheep  1  0
Glucocorticoids Liver Cattle  1  0
Metals Kidney Sheep    
Mycotoxins Liver Cattle    
Nitrofurans Kidney Cattle    
Sheep    
Pigs    
Nitroimidazoles Kidney Cattle    
Sheep 1 0
NSAIDS Kidney Cattle 1 0
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    
Cattle 1 0
Pigs    
Sedatives Liver Cattle  1  0
Sheep    
Steroid screen 1 Urine Cattle 1 0
Sheep 1 0
Pigs 1 0
Testosterone Serum Cattle
Thyrostats Urine Cattle  1  0
Sheep  1  0
Pigs    
Zeranol Urine Cattle    
Sheep  1  0
Pigs    
TOTALS: 25 0

Please contact Agriculture@gov.im for further information.

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