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VETERINARY DRUG RESIDUES IN FOOD OF ANIMAL ORIGIN IN MALAYSIA FROM 2010 TO 2012

Analyses of veterinary drugs monitored in foods of animal origin are animportant responsibility of the Veterinary Public Health Laboratory(VPHL), for the National Food Safety and Hygienic MonitoringProgram led by Department of Veterinary Services (DVS). The programwas aim to ensure foods of animal origin are safe and healthy for humanconsumption, to investigate the usage of the drugs in the farm and alsoto monitor the residue occurrence in the food itself. In this monitoringprogram, veterinary drugs that have maximum residue limits (MRLs) inMalaysia were selected for testing namely sulphonamides, tetracyclines,quinolones, macrolides, β-lactam and aminoglycoside. Besides,nitrofuran and chloramphenicol also being monitored although thisdrug was not permitted to be use in Malaysia since 1998 (Food Act1983).Thus, the aim of this paper is to present the incidence of veterinarydrug residues in foods of animal origin from 2010 to 2012 based onNational Food Safety and Hygienic Monitoring Program.

Marzura, M. R., Marni, S. and Eddy, A. A.Veterinary Public Health Laboratory, Department of Veterinary Services, Bandar Baru Salak Tinggi, 43900 Sepang, Selangor, MALAYSIA

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Marzura, M. R., Marni, S. and Eddy, A. A. (2013). Veterinary Drug Residues in Food of Animal Origin in Malaysia from 2010 to 2012.  In Proceeding of the 25th Veterinary Association Congress. Johor. Pp 58. 


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