Investigation of Sulfonamide and Florfenicol Residues in Beef collected in Burdur Province, Turkey
In this study, it was aimed to determine the presence of florfenicol and sulfonamide residue in beef meat samples collected from slaughterhouses in Burdur province center. For this purpose, 100 g of meat samples were collected and florfenicol and sulfonamide residue analyzes were performed by ELISA. Each meat sample was also recorded for which the sample was taken from the particular animal. Florfenicol was detected in 3 of 88 samples (3.4%) at concentrations of 0.97, 1.35, 1.40 µg/kg (mean level: 1.24±0.23), and sulfonamide residues were detected in 3 of 86 samples (3.5%) at concentrations of 27.13, 34.50, 44.40 (mean level: 35.34±8.66). Concentrations of florfenicol and sulfonamide in the residues detected were found to be below the maximum allowed residue limits (200 µg/kg and 100 µg/kg, respectively). No residue were found in remaining 85 and 83 samples. Therefore, it was concluded that florfenicol and sulfonamide residues in samples were not at a level that would threaten the public health.
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