Detection of antibiotic residues in food – pitfalls and optimization of agar diffusion tests in comparison with commercial test kits

@inproceedings{Clau2013DetectionOA,
  title={Detection of antibiotic residues in food – pitfalls and optimization of agar diffusion tests in comparison with commercial test kits},
  author={Maike Clau and En and Dominic Bahmann and Stefan Schmidt},
  year={2013}
}
The presence of antibiotic residues in food and feed can cause serious problems for consumers (e.g. penicillin allergy) or by giving rise to the development and spread of antibiotic resistances. To safeguard food quality and consumer safety, the EU implemented regulations governing maximum residue levels in certain food products of animal origin such as milk. To detect the presence of antibiotic residues in food, regulatory authorities depend on quick screening methods. Bacterial growth… CONTINUE READING