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  • US reducing antibiotic use in Cattle and Swine

    Recent data from the United States Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) will help reduce antibiotic use by livestock producers. The data from May 2019, described two national
  • Nigeria bans the use of antibiotics in animal feed

    The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has issued a ban against the use of antibiotics (growth promoters and mould inhibitor) in animal feeds. With this ban in
  • New Antibiotic Policy at Major Fast Food Chain

    Major food chain McDonald’s have unveiled a new policy to reduce the overall use of antibiotics across their global beef supply chain. Under the policy, the use of antibiotics for growth promotion
  • Screening for Coccidiostats

    Feed additives are important in modern agriculture and a focus of the European Union (EU) framework. Whilst such products are used to improve the characteristics of feed, any company wanting to use
  • Brazil’s Action Plan for Poultry

    Global Meat News recently reported that Mexico have now granted an export licence to 26 new Brazilian establishments for poultry meat. The licensing will more than double the number of Brazilian companies
  • Clenbuterol ELISA for Meat Contamination

    Clenbuterol is a Beta-Agonist drug that is banned as a growth promoter in most countries. The steroid like chemical was initially developed to treat asthma in horses, stimulating both the heart and
  • German Antibiotic Sales Dropped

    Randox Food Diagnostics recently reported how the European Parliament’s new antibiotic legislation bans the use of antibiotics on animals that are important for human medicine use and prohibits any antimicrobials in livestock
  • Ractopamine Detection in Meat

    Ractopamine was first developed as a treatment for asthma but was never approved according to Consumer Reports. Research later uncovered that when added to animal feed prior to slaughter, ractopamine could increase
  • Meat Testing for Growth Promoters

    A recent article by New Food magazine has reported that UK government ministers may be willing to sacrifice food standards for post Brexit trade agreements with non-EU states such as the USA.