The Fougères Laboratory is primarily involved in improving knowledge of the benefits and risks of veterinary medicinal products and disinfectants used by the food processing industry and in evaluating the toxicity of residues and contaminants. It carries out research on the analysis of veterinary drug residues, on the characterisation of antimicrobial effects (antimicrobials and biocides), and on the characterisation of toxicological hazards related to contaminants. The Laboratory also develops new tools for the prediction of toxicity. The Laboratory’s work focuses on:
• screening for residues of veterinary medicinal products in foodstuffs of animal origin;
• the antimicrobial efficacy of antibiotics and disinfectants;
• resistance to these products;
• evaluation of the toxicity of contaminants.
70 staff members