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The Certification of the Chloramphenicol Mass Fractions in Lycophilized Porcine Muscle

Funded under: FP5-GROWTH


E.U. legislation is regulating the use of a series of veterinary drugs for food producing animals. These pharmaceuticals are either completely banned or they must not exceed the Maximal Residue Limits (MRLs) which are defined for a specific tissue or body fluid. Demonstrated infractions have heavy legal consequences.

Against this background, it is understandable that both the consumer and the industry providing food of animal origin request highly reliable analytical results.

The E.U. programme on "Standards, Measurements and Testing" which continues the preparation and certification of the BCR reference materials is responding to this need. CRMs are the tools to provide a given European laboratory infrastructure with a common level of analytical performance and to link their results to the basic SI units.

This report describes the preparation and certification of reference material for control of residues of the broad spectrum antibiotic chloramphenicol (CAP) in lyophilized porcine muscle matrix: CRM 444, as analytical blank, stems from an untreated pig and CRM 445 is an authentically incurred material, obtained from a pig to which CAP was administered intra muscular. ular.

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Authors: GUDE Th, Bundesinstitut f³r gesundheitlichen Verbraucherschutz und Veterinõrmedezin (BGVV), Berlin (DE);PRESS A, Bundesinstitut f³r gesundheitlichen Verbraucherschutz und Veterinõrmedezin (BGVV), Berlin (DE);DIRSCHERL C, European Commission, DG Research, Brussels (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 19616 EN (2000) 32 pp.
Availability: Available free of charge from Documentation Service, DG Research
ISBN: ISBN 92-828-9587-4
Record Number: 200012327 / Last updated on: 2000-08-17
Original language: en
Available languages: en