What's New ? - 2019

What's New ? - 2019

EFSA: Veterinary drug residues

29 May, 2019

Monitoring data on the presence of residues of veterinary medicines and contaminants in animals and animal-derived food show high rates of compliance with recommended safety levels. Presence of prohibited substances was also low. Overall, there were 1,273 or 0.35% of non-compliant samples out of the 360,293 targeted samples in 2017. This figure is within the range of 0.25%-0.37% reported over the previous 10 years.
This is the first time that EFSA has collected these data from Member States; in the past the information was submitted to the European Commission.
For  anticoccidials,  0.21%  of  the  samples  analysed  were  non-compliant in poultry, and 0.47% in eggs. Since 2009, an important decrease has been observed in the frequency of non-compliant samples for anticoccidials in poultry.