For analyzing nitrofurans
and nitroimidazoles in honey, samples were derivatized with acid, QuEChERS extraction was performed without sorbent addition, and the extract was evaporated and reconstituted prior to LCMS/MS analysis; the validated method complied with European guidelines .
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antibiotic residues by surface-enhanced Raman Spectroscopy," European Food Research and Technology, vol.
The centrifugal evaporator can take a total of 48 nitrofuran
A meeting of the EC's Standing Committee on Food Chain and Animal Health (SCoFCAH) last week issued a draft decision that, if approved, would mean all shellfish shipments from India intended for use in food or animal feed would be obliged to carry analytical test results confirming the product is free from nitrofuran
(38) FDA said it issued the notice after targeted sampling during October 2006 through May 2007 "repeatedly found that farm-raised seafood imported from China were contaminated with antimicrobial agents that are not approved for this use in the United States." The agents are nitrofuran
, malachite green, and gentian velvet, which have been found to be carcinogenic to laboratory animals; and fluoroquinolones, which when used in food animals may increase antibiotic resistance in humans, the agency said.
European food regulations make it illegal to use nitrofurans
in the food processing of animals because it could increase the risk of cancerandtheywere banned in 1995.
Moy Park is liaising with the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs after traces of the banned veterinary medicine nitrofuran
were found in organic meat at its factory in Dungannon, Co Tyrone.
Traces of nitrofuran
, a banned veterinary medicine, were found in batches of organic fresh chicken sold by supermarket chains Tesco, Waitrose and Morrisons.
This month, public health minister Hazel Blears announced that all Brazilian turkeys entering Britain would be tested for illegal nitrofuran
The opportunity is open the wider for Indonesia to increase shrimp exports to Europe after a number of other suppliers have been imposed with restriction over the issue of antibiotic and nitrofuran
Last month saw the withdrawal from northern supermarkets of prawns, shrimps and crayfish because of cancer-causing nitrofuran
- prompting the classic headline 'Natural Prawn Killers'.
Test results showed that 17 of 77 samples tested positive for residues of nitrofuran
drugs, which are no longer permitted in the EU.