The National Milk Drug Residue Database is a voluntary industry reporting program. Mandatory reporting is required by State regulatory agencies under the National Conference on Interstate Milk Shipments (NCIMS). Data are reported on the extent of the national testing activities, the analytical methods used, the kind and extent of the animal drug residues identified, and the amount of contaminated milk, including whether it was disposed of properly for non-human use. The system includes all milk, Grade A and non-Grade A, commonly known as manufacturing grade. Data reported to the National Milk Drug Residue Database are for educational and analytical purposes and are not intended or suitable for regulatory follow-up.
2015 NCIMS Hall of Fame
At the 35th National Conference on Interstate Milk Shipments our own Al Place was presented the Hall of Fame Award.
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Through the Years
1992 NCIMS Document from Archives
Appendix N appears on page 6, and the other problems referenced are 311 on page 8 and 313 on page 10.
The memo and instructions were updated in 2003. The test kits and some of the specific wording has changed over the years. This project led to many other Industry and Regulatory partnerships to keep our food supply safe.