Animal Drug Residue Testing
Drug and antibiotic use in livestock and poultry production has been a widespread practice in many countries for quite some time. Within recent years, many countries around the world have begun the process of regulating these compounds with respect to livestock and poultry destined for consumption. Additionally, awareness by the general public in the U.S and around the world has increased, putting labeling demands back on manufacturers and producers.
Drugs and antibiotics introduced to animals destined for human and pet consumption accumulate in the tissues of livestock and poultry. These compounds can create health problems that can be dangerous depending on the levels consumed. It is imperative that drug screens are performed on a continuous basis in order to monitor levels that may become dangerous for humans. With “Antibiotic Free” or “No Added Growth Hormones” products available in many markets, it is more important than ever to back claims with outside lab testing!