The Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) intends to begin testing milk from farms that repeatedly sold cows tainted by drug residue. The regulators are concerned because of results of tests done by the Department of Agriculture on dairy cows, which were sent to be slaughtered at meat plants. These tests have, over the years, revealed a small but persistent number of animals with drug residues, mostly antibiotics that violate legal limits.
According to William Neuman of The New York Times, “the testing plan met with fierce protest from the dairy industry, which said that it could force farmers to needlessly dump millions of gallons of milk while they waited for test results”.
- Food & Business,
- Food Safety
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