Veterinary drug residue testing

Veterinary Drug Residue Testing

Delivering real business benefits across key segments

Delivering real business benefits across key segments

What is veterinary drug residue testing?

As drugs are commonly used on animals for health, or transportation, it can cause detrimental effects to consumers when such meat is consumed. A veterinary drug residue testing ensures food safety by undergoing a thorough chemical analysis and gives food manufacturers and producers confidence of their produce.

Why is veterinary drug testing important?

Veterinary drugs are used for cure, treatment, mitigation of disease or the wellbeing and growth in animals, as well as for weight gain and tranquilisation during transportation. Their retention time in animals and the legally allowed maximum residue levels is very complex but critical for the marketability of a product.

To protect your business and minimise the risk of negative health impacts, you need to comply with the relevant guidelines and standards for maximum residue levels of harmful veterinary drugs in the food chain. Lowering veterinary drug exposure is vital for you to comply with local and international standards, and that’s where our veterinary drug testing solutions can help.

TÜV SÜD is a leading veterinary drug testing company

TÜV SÜD is an independent certification body which is accredited to globally recognised standards. Our experienced experts can help you gain the trust of your customers by making sure that your products are of the highest possible quality.

Our gas chromatography and liquid chromatography residues testing services are designed to mitigate risks in the manufacturing process. All of our food testing services, including our veterinary drug and antibiotic residue testing services are delivered through our network of highly sophisticated laboratories. We also provide you with an accurate test report that helps you to identify risks, enhance quality and improve productivity along the entire value chain, saving you time and money.

In addition, a test report from the world’s leading independent assessment body helps you inspire greater confidence in your brand among your buyers, helping you gain faster access to the market.

TÜV SÜD’s veterinary drug residues testing services

Our veterinary drug residues testing in seafood and meat includes:

  • Nitrofurans & metabolites
  • Tetracyclines
  • Malachite green, Crystal violet, Brilliant green
  • Chloramphenicol
  • Fluoroquinolones including oxolinic acid
  • Sulphonamides
  • Aminoglycosides
  • Beta-lactams
  • Hormones
  • Other veterinary drugs

We also conduct:

  • Histamine
  • Food contamination testing and pesticide residue analysis
  • Microbiological analysis for food, water and environment
  • Process and product audits (according to customer requirements)
  • Supplier audits (to minimise the risk from external sources)


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