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Residues of medicines

Medicines prescribed by the veterinarian, can contain substances that can leave a residue in muscles of the animal or can be present in the egg. These residues can dependant of the substance influence the taste of the product or in the worst case form a threat for food safety dependent on the substance. To guaranty food safety the eggs can not be used for consumption as long as the residue can be present in eggs. The time is dependant on the substance and is described on the instructions, which are handed in to the farmer. Animals that can have residues in the muscle tissue cannot be slaughtered until the residue is below the Minimal Residue Limit (MRL). The MRL’s are described per substance and is handed in to the farmer.