Veterinary Medicines in Honey Proficiency Test

Start date

Product Code
FCVD14-HON2

Courier delivery temperature sensitive/fragile

Proficiency Test

02363

Matrix

Honey

Analytes

Dimetridazole, 2-Hydroxy Dimetridazole (HMMNI), Ipronidazole, 2-Hydroxy Ipronidazole, Metronidazole, 2-Hydroxy Metronidazole, Ronidazole, Total Nitroimidazoles, Streptomycin, Dihydrostreptomycin, Total Aminoglycosides

Approx. Size

40g

Comments

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

Due to recent food alerts, we now introduce nitroimdazoles as new analytes in honey, alongside the popular aminoglycosides streptomycin and dihydrostreptomycin. This proficiency test evaluates your testing ability to safeguard the high quality testing our customers enjoy.

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 utilised regularly to prevent disease and maintain bee levels, in an effort to maintain honey stocks. These veterinary medicines can be passed on to the honey itself when poor farming 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.

Proficiency testing is a crucial tool from which to highlight and maintain the highly accurate testing ability required to fulfil customer needs and regulators requirements. Fapas proficiency tests make use of real food matrices, from which to maintain a high level of accuracy across your testing arrangement.

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