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3 April 2003
Animal medicine residues are not
a problem for humans
(Filed 3 April 2003)
In a press release (25th Feb 2003) from the National
Office for Animal Health (1, click
here to view) the results of the findings of the Veterinary
Residues Committee (2) were given
for the year 2001. The conclusion was that no UK authorised use
of a veterinary medicinal product resulted in a residue which would
give cause for concern for human health.
Out of the 44,000 samples tested, 99.73% had
no residues of animal medicines above the maximum limit. The Food
Standards Agencys toxicologists advised that the very few
where residues were detected were of no concern for human health.
This is good news, and shows that animal medicines
are being used responsibly.
1. FSA Consumer
Attitude Survey: good news available on veterinary residues. NOAH
Press Release, 25 February 2003.
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