Sulfonamides

SKU
VM2303
£150.00
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Sulfonamides
  • Method Used
    LC-MS/MS
  • Accreditation
    ISO 17025
  • Minimum Sample
    200 - 250g
  • Minimum no. of samples required
    1

Fera food scientists are able to highlight and quantify the levels of a range of sulfonamides, within a variety of foodstuffs. We can also provide the evidence required by regulators to validate the levels of sulfonamides within your food products.

Sulfonamides are broad spectrum antibiotics used to treat bacterial and protozoal infections in a wide variety of food-producing animals, often in conjunction with trimethoprim. They are commonly used in the treatment of infections of skin, urinary tract or respiratory tract.

Veterinary drug residues, when consumed in significant quantities, can result in physiological effects being shared in humans. As a result the concern about the possible occurrence of residues of this drug in human food has produced a need for analytical methods to monitor for this agent at trace residue levels.

As a result, legislative bodies charged with maintaining the safety of foodstuffs offered to consumers have defined Maximum Residue Limits (MRLs) for a range of residues. MRL for sulfonamides are defined in Commission Regulation (EU) 37/2010 (or as amended), which apply to all food-producing species. MRLs have been set in kidney, muscle, fat, liver and milk

Testing is carried out using liquid chromatography–tandem mass spectrometry (LC–MS/MS), and has been validated in accordance with the principles set out in Commission Decision 2002/657/EC, for the majority of analyte/matrix combinations.

This analysis method is accredited to ISO17025 by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS).


Within this analysis, our food safety experts highlight the following specific chemicals:

Sulfachloropyridazine, Sulfadiazine, Sulfadimethoxine, Sulfadoxine, Sulfaguanidine, Sulfamerazine, Sulfamethazine, Sulfamethizole, Sulfamethoxazole, Sulfamethoxypyridazine, Sulfamonomethoxine, Sulfamoxole, Sulfanilamide, Sulfapyridine, Sulfaquinoxaline, Sulfathiazole, Sulfisoxazol, Trimethoprim


Multi-residue option

As well as being purchasable standalone, this test is also included as part of our multi-residue screen process, which includes a broader range of veterinary residues.

See what’s included in our Multi-residue screen (Option 1) here.

Submitting your Sample

When submitting your sample please include the food sample submission form to allow us to process your samples efficiently. Failure to send a sample submission form may result in a delay of your sample being tested.

Download the food sample submission form here.

Detail

Specification

Method

LC-MS/MS

Accredited

ISO17025 for Food Samples

Sample Information

200g - 250g

Minimum Sample Quantity (Batch Size)

1

Analytes screened within this test

Sulfachloropyridazine
Sulfadiazine
Sulfadimethoxine
Sulfadoxine
Sulfaguanidine
Sulfamerazine
Sulfamethazine
Sulfamethizole
Sulfamethoxazole
Sulfamethoxypyridazine
Sulfamonomethoxine
Sulfamoxole
Sulfanilamide
Sulfapyridine
Sulfaquinoxaline
Sulfathiazole
Sulfisoxazol
Trimethoprim

Turnaround Time

10 working days

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