The purpose of this second edition is to bring together the current rapid developments and activities in residues of veterinary drugs within the European Community. The EEC legislation is summarised. There is information on the Reference Laboratories, the Maximum Residues Limits (MRL) and the criteria for the methods to be used for routine analysis of residues by Member States and third countries wishing to export meat to the EC. The current state of examination of residues practised and the analytical methods used in Member States is described in detail. There is a section on quality assurance in the laboratory and also supporting information on residues and chemical/physical data of the most important veterinary drugs.
Table of contents
Introduction; Residue groups requiring analytical methods; maximum residue limits; Community and National Reference Laboratories; Summary of routine screening methods used by EC Member States; Criteria for routine methods and quality assurance guidelines; Methods, techniques, screening methods, confirmatory methods; Levels of residues and naturally occurring substances; Reference materials and sources of reference compounds and reagents; Chemical and physical data for residue substances; EEC Directives and Decisions concerning residues; Literature references; Annexes; Index.