DPC 22, Control of Antibacterial Drugs and Growth Inhibitors in Milk and Milk Products

Item #: DPC-022

Published: 2004

Pages: 15

This guideline is designed to give some general information about the control of antibacterial drugs and growth inhibitors in milk and milk products. It provides recommendations for proper storage of these drugs and for their prevention and detection in milk. It provides a list of test kits that are available for the detection of drugs in milk, urine, serum and feed. It gives possible causes of antibiotic adulteration and examples of existing penalties and incentives for keeping antibacterial drugs out of milk and dairy products.

DISCLAIMER: The DPC is not responsible for the use or application of the information provided in this Guideline. It is the responsibility of the user to ensure that the information addresses their needs and that any action taken complies with appropriate regulations and standards.

Table of Contents:
INTRODUCTION
RECOMMENDATIONS FOR PREVENTION
DRUG STORAGE
RECOMMENDATIONS FOR DETECTION
POSSIBLE CAUSES OF ANTIBACTERIAL DRUG, ADULTERATED MILK
EXAMPLES OF EXISTING PENALTIES AND INCENTIVES – APPENDIX N
     A. Monitoring and Surveillance
     B. Enforcement
     C. Definitions
SOURCES OF ASSISTANCE
EFFECT ON CULTURED PRODUCTS
SUMMARY
TEST PROCEDURES AVAILABLE

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DPC 22, Control of Antibacterial Drugs and Growth Inhibitors in Milk and Milk Products

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