Incidence of hormonal growth stimulant and antibiotics residues in chicken meat


  • Zhanar Akhmet Almaty Technological University, Department of Food Safety and Quality, Tole bi Str., 100, 050012, Almaty, Republic of Kazakhstan, Tel.: +77272218808
  • Gulshat Zhaxylykova Almaty Technological University, Faculty of Food Production, Tole bi Str., 100, 050012, Almaty, Republic of Kazakhstan, Tel.: +77273170053
  • Rashidah Sukor University Putra Malaysia, Laboratory of Food Safety and Food Integrity, 43400, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Serdang, Malaysia, Tel.: +60397691043
  • Assiya Serikbayeva Kazakh National Agrarian Research University, Department of Technology and Food Safety, Abai Ave., 8, 050010, Almaty, Republic of Kazakhstan, Tel.: +77272618392
  • Karima Myrzabek Kazakh National Agrarian Research University, Department of Technology and Food Safety, Abai Ave., 8, 050010, Almaty, Republic of Kazakhstan, Tel.: +77272621108



growth promoters, ELISA, level of maximum residue, animal products, import


The purpose of this study is to determine the level of antibiotic residues in poultry meat sold in the city of Almaty, which is a megacity of Kazakhstan, and compare it with the Minimum Residue Level set by World Health Organization and Food and Agriculture Organization. Determination of hormonal growth stimulators (progesterone, testosterone, estradiol-17β) and antibiotics (tetracycline, chloramphenicol, and streptomycin) in poultry was carried out using immunoassay according to the manufacturer’s instruction. The results of monitoring showed that in the Almaty region annually wholesale deliveries of meat products from the USA, Belarus, Ukraine, and Russia are carried out regularly. On average in the region from 2016 to 2019, the specific weight meat imports averaged 47.9% of total consumption. A total of 105 samples were examined by us between 2019 and 2020, including 63-import meat and 42 samples of the meat of local production. Due to the particular importance of this problem, the main focus of the article`s goal is to conduct monitoring studies on imported and domestic meat for the residual content of hormones and antibiotics in poultry meat. As a result of the enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay of poultry meat, an excess level of maximum residue was detected in eight brands of imported meat.


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How to Cite

Akhmet, Z., Zhaxylykova, G., Sukor, R., Serikbayeva, A., & Myrzabek, K. (2021). Incidence of hormonal growth stimulant and antibiotics residues in chicken meat. Potravinarstvo Slovak Journal of Food Sciences, 15, 608–615.