The monographs in this volume summarize data on the veterinary drug residues that were evaluated toxicologically by the Committee, which included three antimicrobial agents (cefuroxime, flumequine and pirlimycin), two insecticides (cyhalothrin, and cypermethrin and alpha-cypermethrin) and one production aid (ractopamine). The Committee also evaluated the safety of low levels of the antimicrobial agent chloramphenicol in animal products. This volume and others in the WHO Food Additives Series contain information that is useful to those who produce and use food additives and veterinary drugs and those involved with controlling contaminants in food, government and food regulatory officers, industrial testing laboratories, toxicological laboratories, and universities.
This volume, co-published with WHO, contains monographs prepared at the fifty-sixth meeting of the Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA). Five mycotoxins or groups of mycotoxins that contaminate food commodities were evaluated at the meeting: aflatoxin M1, fumonisins B1, B2 and B3, ochratoxin A, deoxynivalenol and T-2 and HT-2 toxins. The monographs in this volume summarize the data that were reviewed on these contaminants, including information on metabolism and toxicity, epidemiology, analytical methods, sampling protocols, effects of processing etc. Based upon this information the Committee assessed the risks associated with the intake of these mycotoxins. (Also issued as WHO Food Additives Series No. 47, ISBN 92-4-166047-3)
This volume contain toxicological monographs prepared at the 66th meeting of the Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA) which met in Rome, Italy in February 2006. These summarise data on two veterinary drug residues evaluated by the Committee, the antimicrobial agents colistin and erythromycin. For the third antimicrobial agent, tylosin, a toxicological monograph has not been prepared, as no data were submitted, and a brief review of the tocicological information available in the scientific peer-reviewed literature did not allow an evaluation of the compound.
The Control and Standardisation of National Food Quality. There must be very many different opinions as to what this title means. To some people it will mean the control by legislation of additive and contaminant levels in food, to others it may mean the laying down of compositional standards for different food commodities, yet again some may consider that it covers the nutritional quality of the food and the maintenance of an adequate satisfactory diet for the population of the country. I think certainly that it could be all of these things and a glance at the variety of titles of papers which other speakers will be giving later in this symposium illustrates the very wide area which is cove...