Sulfonamides in Honey Proficiency Test


Product Specification

Product Code Proficiency Test Matrix Approx. Size



20 g


Dapsone, Sulfachloropyridazine, Sulfadiazine, Sulfadimethoxine, Sulfadimidine (Sulfamethazine), Sulfadoxine, Sulfaguanidine, Sulfamerazine, Sulfamethizole, Sulfamethoxazole, Sulfamethoxypyridazine, Sulfamonomethoxine, Sulfamoxole, Sulfanilamide, Sulfapyridine, Sulfaquinoxaline, Sulfathiazole, Sulfisoxazole, Total Sulfonamides


1 or more analytes will be present for identification and quantification, test has shortened timescale for analysis and/or returning results

Test Description

Sulphonamides make up a significant proportion of veterinary medicines, and as such effectiveness of detection and quantification is key to promote safe foodstuffs for consumption. With a non-targeted detection method needed, key challenges of laboratory testing abilities can be made using proficiency testing to effectively evaluate your capabilities in a simulated environment.

Honey has a large variety of uses as both a standalone product and as an ingredient. As such effective testing is needed to protect the consumer from low quality, adulterated or contaminated products. Animal products as a whole for human consumption are tightly legislated and closely monitored for compliance, and honey shares in this tight legislation.

Veterinary medicines used in animals have a wide range of effects in humans. Hence, many veterinary medicines have extremely low maximum residue limits (MRLs) or even no limit, where any detection is classed as non-compliant. The Fapas proficiency testing (PT) 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 PT materials include incurred residues as well as fortified animal products and by combining identification and quantification, your lab can be challenged to simulate real routine testing. The PTs are suitable for all methods, including screening methods (for the detection of the total amount of that chemical class).

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