FDA Test Results find Illegal Antibiotics in Milk
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has revealed after examining milk for commercial sale that a small percentage of samples contained illegal antibiotics. The milk that tested positive for illegal antibiotics was produced by US dairy farmers. The milk was tested for six commonly used antibiotics and the FDA found that some farmers were violating food safety laws.
According to the FDA, the breach in food safety laws emerges by administering drugs in cows that could not be detected by routine tests.
As per exiting rules, when a shipment tests positive for drug residue, it can't be sent to the supermarket. Farmers make use of antibiotics when cows require them for their health, but farmers are directed to not sell milk of those cows until they don't stop using the antibiotics.
But the report from the FDA has found otherwise, showing some farmer are using antibiotics that are not intended for cows because those antibiotics can't be detected in routine tests, and thus they are allowed to sell the milk.
Public health groups have raised concerns over the use of high levels of animal antibiotics that make it into food, knowing the fact that consumption of the drugs poses health risks for humans. Continuous exposure to antibiotics increases resistance of drugs against the drugs, thereby reducing their efficacy to treat diseases.
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