Antimicrobial compounds are often used in food production to treat infections and also to function as growth promoters to ensure high yield. However, there are some health concerns regarding the presence of antimicrobial compounds in food and the development of antibiotic resistant strains of micro-organisms. As a result of these concerns, many countries have banned or limited the use of antimicrobials in food producing animals and have set maximum residue limits (MRLs) to ensure the safety of the product. These regulations have created the need for effective screening solutions.
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