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A Practical Sensitive Test to Detect Penicillin in Milk

Author:
Kaufmann, O. W.
Source:
Journal of food protection 1977 v.40 no.4 pp. 250-251
ISSN:
0362-028X
Subject:
antibiotic residues, detection, milk, penicillins, rapid methods
Abstract:
The disc assay of the International Dairy Federation for determination of penicillin in milk has been modified in the following steps: preparation of seed broth, seeded plates, and standard solutions. The modified assay is sensitive and relatively rapid, requiring a 4-h incubation at 55 C. Approximately 0.004 unit of penicillin/ml of milk can be detected on plates stored for 7 days; with freshly prepared plates and standard solutions, as little as 0.002 unit of penicillin/ml can be detected.
Agid:
5931617