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Survey of nitrofuran residues in EU-purchased pork

This result was intended to inform the consortium and the European Commission of the prevalence of nitrofuran residues in pork meat purchased at retail level throughout the EU. Consumers organisations and, in a limited number of cases, FoodBRAND partners were responsible for the collection of the samples. Following analysis details of the positive results (12) were reported to the European Commission and to the competent National Authorities in Portugal (10), Greece (1) and Italy (1) for further action as appropriate.

This result complemented contemporaneous results, which showed massive misuse of nitrofurans at a global level.

The results were disseminated by the consortium
- In the form of a refereed scientific publication and
- Through popular articles in consumer�s magazine published inside and outside the EU.

The result facilitated direct communication of the work of the project to the European Consumer. The result is for the information of scientists / regulators / consumers. It has no intrinsic commercial value and will not be the subject of any further commercial exploitation.

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