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AHD (total), AMOZ (total)
Animal products for human consumption are tightly legislated and closely monitored for compliance. Veterinary medicines used in animals are likely to have a pharmacological effect in humans. Hence, for many veterinary medicines, there are extremely low maximum residue limits or even no MRL (i.e. any detection is non-compliant). The Fapas proficiency test materials are produced in keeping with EU MRLs or minimum required performance limit (MRPL) where MRLs are not set. The result reporting requirements are also in keeping with quality control guidelines laid out in EC/657/2002. Fapas veterinary medicine proficiency test materials include incurred residues as well as fortified animal products. The proficiency tests are grouped in analytical chemical class/matrix combinations and combine identification and quantification. The proficiency tests are suitable for all methods, including screening methods (for the detection of total amount of that chemical class).
Honey enjoys large demand putting increased strain on global supply chains. This is compounded by the fragile nature of bees and the general consensus that their habitats are heavily impacted by a growing population.
As such veterinary medicines are used regularly to prevent disease and maintain bee health, in an effort to maintain honey stocks. These veterinary medicines can be passed on to the honey itself when poor production practices are utilised such as excessive veterinary medicine usage. Effective testing is required to highlight these excessive levels within foodstuffs, from which to protect the end consumer.
Fapas quality control materials make use of real food matrices, from which to provide direct comparison with your real world testing arrangement. Through effective quality assurance methods areas of improvement can be addressed, from which to achieve high quality testing and control any areas of bias which may negatively affect results. Through activities such as staff training and instrumentation verification this bias can be addressed.
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