Evaluation of Certain Veterinary Drug Residues in Food
Forty-second Report of the Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives
Technical Report Series, No 851
World Health Organization
ISBN-13    9789241208512 ISBN-10    9241208511
Order Number    11000851 Format    E-book collection (PDF)
Price    CHF    10.00 / US$    12.00 Developing countries:    CHF    7.00
English     1995        50   pages
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Presents the conclusions of an expert committee convened to evaluate the safety of residues of certain veterinary drugs in edible animal products, with a view to promoting human food safety and harmonization in international trade.
The report has two parts. The first part discusses principles for evaluating the safety of residues of veterinary drugs in food and for establishing acceptable daily intakes and maximum residue limits. Specific topics include risk assessment procedures, the application of safety factors, the assessment of microbiological risk due to residues of antimicrobial drugs in food, and the problem of residues at the injection site.
The second and most extensive part summarizes the evaluation of toxicological and residue data for one anthelminthic (levamisole), five antimicrobial agents (chloramphenicol, flumequine, olaquindox, spectinomycin and sulfadimidine), one antiprotozoal agent (ronidazole), one glucocorticosteroid (dexamethasone), and one trypanocide (diminazene). For each drug, recommendations concerning acceptable daily intake and maximum residue limits are summarized in a table.
"... a very succinct, well-written, and well-detailed booklet ... should be a part of the library of anyone interested in drug residues in food products of animal origin..."
- Journal of Food Quality