Food, animal health
Applications in the food and animal health industry are manifold. From determining the physical properties of candy, pellets, and stock cubes to various solid dosage forms in veterinary medicine. The U.S. Food and Drug Administation (FDA) also has the broad mandate to assure the safety and effectiveness of animal drugs and their use in all animals. Before an animal drug is approved, the sponsor or manufacturer of the drug must document in scientific testing that the drug has been found "safe and effective". The testing data also must demonstrate that a methodology is available to detect and measure any residue left in edible animal products.