The objective is to examine the analytical strategy and the quality of inspection procedures in order to offer a harmonized and cost-effective system for the inspection of residues of veterinary drugs in meat and meat products. The approach can be generally applied and will provide a fundamental basis for the quality assurance of inspection procedures.
Specific objectives are:
- To provide strategies, to quantify the risk of false negative results in inspection procedures, used in the EU for control of illegal use of hormones and beta-agonists in animal fattening.
- To provide, for each of the participating laboratories, concrete figures, that ensure a desired probability of false positive and false negative results for the inspection of illegal use of hormones and beta-agonists, under the investigated conditions.
- To make available the results of 1 and 2 to the European Commission, Community Reference Laboratories (CRLs) for hormones and beta-agonists, National Reference Laboratories (NRLs) and other control laboratories.
- To export the know how obtained by the project into the scientific world as well into the practice of inspection procedures in other fields. Although applied here to hormones and beta-agonists, the approach is applicable to all kind of inspection procedures. The results, obtained in this project, can act as an example for other fields.
Funding SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts
28220 Majadahonda (Madrid)
6700 AC Wageningen
8340 Vilassar De Mar
K115 3NB Weybridge
1081 HV Amsterdam