Eurofins Central Analytical Laboratories (ECAL) offers a variety of well established residue testing on Honey and other Bee products. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration prohibits the use of certain antibiotics in food production. Treatment of bees with these antibiotics may result in residues in bee products, potentially causing increased drug resistance and allergic reaction in humans.
- Fluoroquinolones (Enrofloxacin, Ciprofloxacin, Sarafloxacin, Difloxacin, Norfloxacin)
- Metabolites of nitrofurans (Furazolidone - AOZ, Nitrofurantoin - AH, Nitrofurazone - SC, Furaldtadone - AMOZ)
Pesticide residues and bee repellant chemicals are also a concern in bee products. ECAL offers testing of selected pesticide residues known to be a risk in bee products, based on FDA residue surveys and known agricultural practices. Please contact us for more information and an updated list of these offerings.
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