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Title: Identification of existing and emerging chemical residue contamination concerns in milk
Authors: Danaher, Martin
Jordan, Kieran
Keywords: Banned substances
Economic adulterants
Milk and dairy products
Persistant organic pollutants
Quaternary ammonium compounds
Veterinary drugs
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: Teagasc (Agriculture and Food Development Authority), Ireland
Citation: Martin Danaher and Kieran Jordan. 2013. Identification of existing and emerging chemical residue contamination concerns in milk. Irish Journal of Agricultural and Food Research 52: 173–183
Series/Report no.: Irish Journal of Agricultural and Food Research;vol 52
Abstract: In order to maintain the quality of Irish milk and meet increasingly demanding specifications, it is necessary to focus on chemical residues in milk, in addition to other quality issues. The objective of the work was to assess the current status of chemical contaminant analysis and to identify technological and knowledge needs. This was achieved through a review of literature with respect to chemical contaminants. Quaternary ammonium compounds (QACs) have been identified as an area of concern for the dairy industry because of the recent reports of QAC residues in dairy products internationally. Analytical support to analyse QAC residues in milk and dairy products on an ongoing basis is required. Furthermore, the source of QAC residues along the milk production chain needs to be identified. Similarly, analytical support and research is needed in the area of phthalates, to support the development of intervention strategies to reduce contamination, if present. Cephalosporin antibiotics have been a concern for the dairy industry because of the lack of suitable chemical tests to measure these substances.
Description: peer-reviewed
The authors gratefully acknowledge funding for this work from the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food under the Joint FIRM/RSF Initiative (Project Number: 10/RD/AAQUALITYMILK/ TMFRC713).
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11019/533
ISSN: 0791-6833
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IJAFR, volume 52, no 2, 2013

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