Oxytetracycline and Sulphonamide Residues Analysis of Honey Samples from Southern Marmara Region in Turkey

M. E. GUNES3, N. GUNES1 and R. CIBIK2
1 Uludag University, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Dept. of Biochemistry, 16059, Gorukle Campus, 16059 Bursa, Turkey
2 Uludag University, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Dept. of Food Hygiene and Technology, 16059, Gorukle Campus, 16059 Bursa, Turkey
3 Uludag University, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Vocational School of Technical Sciences, 16059, Gorukle Campus, 16059 Bursa, Turkey

Abstract

GUNES, M. E., N. GUNES and R. CIBIK, 2009. Oxytetracycline and sulphonamide residues analysis of honey samples from southern Marmara region in Turkey. Bulg. J. Agric. Sci., 15: 163-167

Honey samples collected from Southern Marmara region in Turkey were analyzed for the presence of oxytetracycline and sulphonamides (sulfadiazine, sulfathiazole, sulfamerazine, sulfadimethoxine) residues. A total of 50 samples composed from multi-flavour, chestnut, pine and linden honeys that were collected from hives at different locations in the region were monitored by using LC-MS system. Tested residues were not detected in any of the tested hives indicating that either their concentrations were lower for being detected by the used system or samples were free from residues.

Key words: honey, oxytetracycline, sulfonamides, residue, antibiotics, LC-ESI-MS

Abbreviations: Maximum residue limits (MRLs); American foulbrood (AFB); European foulbrood (EFB); Liquid chromatography; Electrospray ionization mass spectrometry LC-ESI-MS; Oxytetracycline (OCT); Selected reaction monitoring (SRM)

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