Veterinary Drugs in Fish Muscle Proficiency Test

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Product Specification

Proficiency Test Information
Product Code Proficiency Test Matrix Approx. Size


Fish Muscle

40 g


Chloramphenicol, Thiamphenicol, Florfenicol, Florfenicol-amine


1 or more analytes will be present for identification and quantification

Test Description

Veterinary medicines, above safe levels, can achieve the same effects in humans as those desired within livestock. This can prove harmful if not controlled and cause negative effective in humans through consumption.

As such regulators set safe levels for veterinary medicines in food which must be strictly adhered to by producers. To be sure of this testing providers are challenged by regulators to achieve highly accurate testing ability across a large range of controlled analytes in a range of testing environments. To provide evidence of accurate testing, effective quality control measures must be in place. Fapas proficiency testing offer the best way to benchmark your performance against industry, and provide comparable results from which to improve or maintain your testing ability. 

Fish muscle is the most highly consumed form of fish globally. As such it is the subject of lower residue levels compared to other parts fish. This high consumption can leave the supply chain at risk from poor farming practises, which can affect large amounts of consumers globally, owing to the global fish supply chain.

Fapas proficiency testing activities can highlight areas of improvement within your current testing arrangement. Through the use of real food matrices within test materials can challenge your laboratory in similar circumstances to your routine analysis activities, ensuring any improvements highlighted as a result are directly comparable and able to be implemented in a cost-effective manner. This can result in high quality testing practises being maintained, strengthening customer confidence.

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