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Drug residues in the global food market

Posted: 18 September 2018 | | No comments yet

The potential presence of drug residue contaminants in products destined for human consumption is of increasing importance within the industry, but what are the main challenges posed by this issue? Daniel Hughes has some answers.

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Drug residue contaminants in food products and what to do about them is a discussion for the global community. However, each individual country or trade bloc has its own protocols and regulations relating to the control and monitoring of residues. These different legislations are designed to protect the general public as well as the food industry interests in their individual countries and any business that wishes to sell its products within other countries or regions must meet their legislative requirements relating to drug residues. These differences in regulations have increased the need both for more dialogue on the issue and to implement effective monitoring systems.

It is clear that the industry must deal with the potential of residues from antibiotics and growth-promoting hormones entering the food chain. This will involve ensuring correct dosage per animal and also adhering to withdrawal periods set for their region. Of equal importance, however, is the issue of the stigma faced by the industry from the misuse of these antibiotics and growth-promoting hormones.

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