Appendix N Pilot Program

2015 NCIMS PROPOSAL 211 APPENDIX N MODIFICATION COMMITTEE PILOT PROGRAM

The following information and documents support the administration of the Pilot Program:

  1. Implementation Date for tetracycline class of drugs testing – July 1, 2017. The Appendix N Pilot Program, including implementation date, was approved by vote of the NCIMS Executive Board on April 4, 2017.
  2. Frequency of testing – No less than one (1) out of fifteen (15) bulk milk tankers including farm bulk tank milk prior to processing on the farm received per quarter.
  3. Test methods to use where certified
    M-a-85 Approved Methods for Tetracyclines
    Charm® II Tetracycline Drug Test (Competitive Assay)
    Pilot-Approved Methods for Tetracyclines
    2400n-8 Charm ROSA Tetracycine-SL Rev. 06-17
    2400n-7 NEOGEN BetaStar Advanced for Tetracycline Rev. 06-17
    Idexx SNAP Tetracycline (DilutionConfirmation) Rev 06-17 Pilot
  4. Documents
    a. 2015 NCIMS Proposal 211 Pilot Program Accepted Tetracycline Test Kit Using Both      Undiluted and Diluted Steps
    b. Appendix N Modification LEO Responsibilities For New Tetracycline Test Kits
    c.  Appendix N Tetracycline Confirmation 22-Jun-17 Drug Residue Test Methods for      Confirmation of Presumptive Positive Results and Initial Producer Traceback (www.fda.gov)
    d. Appendix N Pilot Program Question and Answer Version 6 09 25 2017 App N…
    e. Flow Diagram for Testing Protocol 09 25 2017 BOLD