Food Science and Technology (Campinas)
versão On-line ISSN 1678-457X
FONSECA, Gilberto Poggio et al. Antibiotic residues in Brazilian UHT milk: a screening study. Ciênc. Tecnol. Aliment. [online]. 2009, vol.29, n.2, pp. 451-453. ISSN 1678-457X. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0101-20612009000200035.
The aim of this research was to carry out a screening study to check the incidence of antimicrobial residues in Brazilian UHT milk according to rapid yoghurt method. Of the 100 (100%) samples analysed, 96 (96%) showed no traces of antibiotic residues while 4 (4%) indicated probable presence of antibiotic residues. The results suggest that the Brazilian Sanitary Surveillance Agency should apply continuous monitoring programs in order to obtain a safe product offering no health risks to consumers.
Palavras-chave : antibiotic residue; UHT milk.