Evaluation of Certain Veterinary Drug Residues in Food
Fiftieth Report of the Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives
Technical Report Series, No 888
World Health Organization
ISBN-13    9789241208888 ISBN-10    9241208880
Order Number    11000888 Format    E-book collection (PDF)
Price    CHF    20.00 / US$    24.00 Developing countries:    CHF    14.00
English     1999        102   pages
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Presents the conclusions of an expert committee commissioned to evaluate the safety of residues of selected veterinary drugs used in food-producing animals, to establish acceptable daily intakes for humans, and to recommend maximum residue limits. On the basis of a rigorous review of all available safety and residue data, the Committee makes recommendations that are used when establishing international standards to promote food safety and facilitate the harmonization of international trade in animal products.
The report opens with a brief discussion of methodological problems in assessing the neurotoxicity of avermectins and milbemycins, followed by a list of policy topics to be addressed at future meetings. The main part of the report provides succinct summaries of the toxicological and residue data considered when evaluating substances under review, identifying any potential hazards to consumer health, and allocating an acceptable daily intake and maximum residue limits. Veterinary drugs considered include five anthelminthic agents (eprinomectin, febantel, fenbendazole, oxfendazole, and moxidectin), seven antimicrobial agents (gentamicin, procaine benzylpenicillin, sarafloxacin, spectinomycin, chlortetracycline, oxytetracycline, and tetracycline), three antiprotozoal agents (diclazuril, imidocarb, and nicarbazin), one glucocorticosteroid (dexamethasone), one production aid (recombinant bovine somatotropins), and one tranquillizing agent (azaperone).

The report concludes with a summary of recommendations for the substances under review and further toxicological studies and other information required.