The centrifugal evaporator can take a total of 48 nitrofuran
One of the most recent instances included Belgium authorities issuing a rapid alert in February detailing the presence of nitrofurans
and furazolidone in Indian shrimp products.
The agents are nitrofuran
, malachite green, and gentian velvet, which have been found to be carcinogenic to laboratory animals; and fluoroquinolones, which when used in food animals may increase antibiotic resistance in humans, the agency said.
European food regulations make it illegal to use nitrofurans
in the food processing of animals because it could increase the risk of cancerandtheywere banned in 1995.
It is illegal under EU law to use nitrofurans
because of the cancer risk, but the danger from one meal of it is considered low.
The move came after two samples of Brazilian poultry shipped to Northern Ireland were found to contain traces of nitrofurans
A simple method for detection and analysis of carcinogenic nitrofuran
compounds and their metabolites by combining chromatography and spot mutation tests.
Now we can detect a drop of nitrofuran
in a full swimming pool," said quality control manager Lu Yongsheng of Xinchang Meat, one of the nine Shandong companies.
Samples of canned pork meat produced by a famous brand in Shanghai have been found to have carcinogenic chemicals including nitrofuran
and malachite green, the Center for Food Safety said.
It is thought more than 4,500 birds have been contaminated by nitrofuran
Cancer-causing malachite green has been found in mud carp, turbot and garoupa, while the banned antibiotic nitrofuran
has been found in bream.
Traces of a nitrofuran
- a banned veterinary medicine - were discovered in products such as breasts, thighs and drumsticks from Tesco, Waitrose and Morrisons.