Survey on residues of antimicrobials in pigs

RIBMINS mapping of detection and management of residues of antimicrobials in pigs, delivered to an abattoir

Background: Consumers and trade partners are preoccupied about residues of antimicrobials in meat, although the prevalence is very low. Many resources are spent on detection and management. But are the resources spent in the most cost-effective way? And how do we handle the situation when a farmer calls in to inform the abattoir about the mistakenly delivery of an animal before the end of the withdrawal period? – These issues will be investigated through a mapping of the programmes in place in different countries.

Aims: To identify best practices depending on the country’s surveillance objective

Target: Competent authorities (CA) and food business operators (FBO) in all RIBMINS countries and additional countries that are interested in participating


LINK to CA questionnaire

LINK to FBO questionnaire

To see questionnaire before filling it in:

LINK to PDF of CA questionnaire

LINK to PDF of FBO questionnaire

Time for questionnaire: 29 March – 30 June 2022 – all interested parties

More details about the project: LINK

Output: The results are published in a peer-reviewed journal (paper 1, paper 2), where country names are anonymised

Interactive Exposure Risk model

Residues – graphical form => Graphical abstract for paper dealing with ways of detecting and handling AM residues

Graphical abstract Paper 3 => Graphical abstract for paper dealing with variation in withdrawal periods of oxytetracycline

Newsletter – residues chapter

Contact info: Lis Alban (

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