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Evaluation of certain veterinary drug residues in food. Fifty-fourth report of the Joint FAO / WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives.
Geneva, Switzerland, World Health Organization [WHO], 2001. vi, 96 p. (WHO Technical Report Series 900)During February 15-24, 2000, the Joint Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA) convened at the WHO Headquarters, Geneva, to evaluate the safety of residues of certain veterinary drugs in food and to recommend maximum levels for such residues in food. This report presents the conclusions of the Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee's meeting. Inclusion of the report considers the interpretation of data on inhibition of cholinesterase activity and recommendations arising from an informal meeting on harmonization with the Joint FAO/WHO Meeting on Pesticide Residues. The Committee also evaluated toxicological and residue data on a variety of veterinary drugs: one anthelminthic agent (ivermectin); four antimicrobial agents (flumequine, lincomycin, oxytetracycline and tilmicosin); six insecticides (cyhalothrin, cypermethrin, alpha-cypermethrin, dicyclanil, permethrin, and metrifonate (trichlorfon)); and one production aid (melegestrol acetate). Annexed to the report are a summary of the Committee's recommendations on these drugs, including Acceptable Daily Intakes and Maximum Residue Limits and further information required.