National Residue Control Plan (NRCP) is a statutory requirement for export to EU countries. Under NRCP, definite sampling schedule and sampling strategies are drawn every year for monitoring the residues of substances like Antibacterial/Veterinary Medicinal Products and environmental contaminants. Samples are collected from hatcheries, feed mills, aquaculture farms and processing plants, located in maritime states and tested for the presence of any residue/contaminant of the following substances:
Group A – Substances having an anabolic effect and unauthorized substances:
Medroxy Progesterone acetate
|3||Compounds included in Annex IV to Council Regulation (EEC) No 2377/90 (A6)|
Nitrofurans (4) & their metabolites (4)
Group B Substances – Veterinary drugs and Environmental contaminants:
|1||Antibacterial substances (B1)|
Tetracyclines with 4-Epimers (3)
Beta Lactams (6)
|3||Organochlorine compounds including PCBs (B3a)|
DDT, BHC Isomers, Aldrin, Dieldrin, Heptachlor, Chlordane, Endrine, HCB.
Poly-chlorinated By-phenyls (PCBs)
|4||Chemical Elements (B3c)||Mercury(Hg), Cadmium(Cd), Arsenic(As) & Lead(Pb)|
|5||Mycotoxins (B3d)||Aflatoxin B1 & B2|
Malachite green & Leuco-malachite green
Crystal violet & Leuco-crystal violet
Following are the other residue monitoring/control programmes undertaken by MPEDA QC Laboratories:
- Monitoring of Pesticide Residues at National Level (MPRNL):- This is an ongoing project funded by Dept. of Agriculture (MoA). The samples of inland fishes, crustaceans, and Molluscans collected from all the maritime states are analyzed for organo-chlorine pesticide residues by MPEDA QC Laboratory in Kochi.
- Monitoring of radio nuclides:- The wild-caught Fishes, Shrimps and Cephalopods samples are collected from different regions and forwarded to BARC, Mumbai, for the analysis of radio nuclides.