Seminar Held on Drug Residues, Contaminants12 November 2012
BRAZIL - The Brazilian Poultry Association, UBABEF, organised a seminar in Campinas on 24 and 25 October on 'Veterinary Drug Residues and Contaminants'.
With over 200 participants, the seminar aimed to upgrade technicians and producers in relation to sensitive issues relating to veterinary drug residues and contaminants such as setting safe levels of residues, antimicrobial resistance, analysis methods and programs, list products allowed in major importing markets, the role of the Codex Alimentarius in setting maximum residue levels, among others.
Among the guests were Professor from the University of São Paulo (USP), João Palermo, the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply of Brazil (MAPA), Angelo de Queiroz Mauritius, from the General Coordination Support Laboratory (CGAL/MAPA), and Suzana Bresslau, from the Department of Supervision of Food Animal Products (DFIP/ MAPA), as well as international experts.
Seminar coordinator and Production Director of UBABEF, Ariel Antônio Mendes, said: "Brazil is the largest exporter, with more than 150 markets with high hygienic requirement levels. In this sense, it is essential to offer the industry constantly updated information regarding a topic as sensitive as that of residues and contaminants in poultry meat and eggs."