Chloramphenicol Detected in Pig Urine Samples

by 5m Editor
24 January 2012, at 8:18am

GERMANY - During routine inspections under the National Residue Control Plan, the Bavarian State Office for Health and Food Safety has detected chloramphenicol in urine samples from pigs. The chloramphenicol content was a result of contaminated feed in dairy operations.

Improper disposal of dairy waste has been determined as the cause of the contamination.

Chloramphenicol should not be administered to animals used for food production.

The competent authorities have taken all necessary steps to reduce risk for consumers. Consumer safety has been assured. All identified companies that could have used the contaminated feed have been banned immediately. According to current knowledge, the affected dairy foods are not affected.

Chloramphenicol in food producing animals was banned in 1994.