Sunday, July 10, 2011

NEW TECHNIQUE TO DETECT DRUG ADULTERATION IN MILK.

                  In a recent research conducted by the Jaén and Córdoba University in Spain and the Abdelmalek Essaadi University in Morocco,  the researchers analysed 20 samples of cows’ milk , goats’ milk and breast milk from human volunteers.To their shock, the samples of the three milk types were found to contain anti-inflammatory. Drugs include different kinds of antibiotics, anti-inflammatory, antiseptics, lipid regulators, beta-blockers and hormones in these milk varieties. 
                The technique uses a “system of continuous extraction of substances in solid phase” and classifies them using “gas chromatography-mass spectrometry”. The method can detect 20 different drugs in cow, goat and human milk. This method is the most sensitive,precious and quick one.
                It was found that the drug content differs according to the type of milk.The largest number of pharmacological substances were found in whole cows’ milk, particularly three anti-inflammatory drugs; niflumic acid, mefenamic acid and ketoprofen and the hormone 17-beta-estradiol.Niflumic acid was also found in goats’ milk, along with flunixin.The human milk analysed also contained anti-inflammatory drugs (such as ibuprofen and naproxen), as well as the antiseptic triclosan and some hormones, such as 17-alfa-ethinyl estradiol, 17-beta-estradiol and estrone.
                  Food quality control laboratories could use the new tool to detect drugs in milk or other products before they enter the food chain.This would certainly help to raise the consumers' awareness.
SINCERE THANKS TO THIRU.ELANGOVAN. N, FOOD INSPECTOR.

5 comments:

சி.பி.செந்தில்குமார் said...

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FOOD said...

I opened this blog in January-2011.Thanks CPS for your comment.

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vectron said...

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Kaur A said...

This is welcome. Keep posting latest on food quality and safety issues.