Evaluation of Certain Veterinary Drug Residues in Food
Fifty-eight Report of the Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives
WHO Technical Report Series, No 911
Rome, 21-27 February
World Health Organization
ISBN-13    9789241209113 ISBN-10    9241209119
Order Number    11000911 Format    E-book collection (PDF)
Price    CHF    20.00 / US$    24.00 Developing countries:    CHF    14.00
English     2002        96   pages
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This report presents the conclusions of a Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee convened to evaluate the safety of residues of certain veterinary drugs in food and to recommend maximum levels for such residues in food. The first part of the report considers risk assessment principles and presents the views of the Committee on the FAO/WHO Project to update principles and methods for the risk assessment of chemicals in food. Summaries follow of the Committee's evaluations of toxicological and residue data on a variety of veterinary drugs: three anthelmintic agents (doramectin, ivermectin and tiabendazole), seven antimicrobial agents (cefuroxime, dihydrostreptomycin and streptomycin, lincomycin, neomycin, oxytetracycline and thiamphenicol), four insecticides (cyhalothrin, cypermethrin and a-cypermethrin, and phoxim) and one production aid (melengestrol acetate). Annexed to the report is a summary of the Committee's recommendations on these drugs, including Acceptable Daily Intakes and Maximum Residue Limits and further information required.