Meats increasingly safer and without drug residues
Confirmation from the latest EFSA report/Attachment
According to the latest report by EFSA, the European food safety authority, residues of veterinary drugs and contaminants in animals and food of animal origin maintain a high level of compliance with respect to the legal limits: the data comply with the levels established by the Union. This is what emerges from the monitoring of the data collected in 2019. The samples on which the Member States, Iceland and Norway reported were 671,642 in total. The percentage of samples that exceeded the maximum permitted levels was 0.32%. This figure falls within the 0.25% -0.37% range already reported in the last 10 years.
Compared to the previous two years, nonconformity increased slightly for antithyroid agents and steroids and decreased slightly for resorcilic acid lactones, banned substances, antibacterials, glycococcides and dyes. For chemical elements (including metals), non-compliance was higher than in 2018, but lower than in 2017.
EFA News - European Food Agency