According to Natural News, following an announcement made late last year about new voluntary guidelines for antibiotic use on factory farms, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has decided to crack down on the use of dangerous veterinary pharmaceuticals at illegal doses on factory farms. A recent letter issued to Shank Farms, Inc., in Hagerstown reveals the FDA’s intention of taking further regulatory action against farming operations that send drugged-up cattle to slaughter, thus putting public health at risk.
Dated January 17, 2014, the letter warns Shank Farms President Mr. Garry B. Shank that he is in violation of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act for selling a cow for slaughter as food that still had high levels of desfuroylceftiofur, a residue of the antibiotic drug ceftiofur, in its system. According to a tissue analysis conducted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA/FSIS), the cow contained levels of the drug more than three times higher than the legal maximum.
“[USDA/FSIS] analysis of tissue samples collected from that animal identified the presence of desfuroylceftiofur in the kidney at a level of 1.23 parts per million,” reads the warning letter. “FDA has established a tolerance of 0.4 ppm for the marker residue desfuroylceftiofur in the edible tissues of cattle. … The presence of desfuroylceftiofur in edible tissue from this animal in this amount causes the food to be adulterated.”
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The Indiana House of Representatives is considering a bill that would prohibit dairy products from being labeled as free of recombinant bovine growth hormone (rBGH).
RBGH, also known as recombinant bovine somatotropin (rBST), is an artificially synthesized version of the growth hormone that normally occurs in cows. When injected into dairy cows, rBGH vastly increases their milk production. But consumer concerns over the potential health effects of dairy products produced with rBGH have led an increasing number of brands and retailers to advertise their products as “rBGH-free.”
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Why does the U.S. government insist that fluoridated water is good for humans, when that toxic fluoride used is imported from China? Why do so many cities in the U.S. put this toxin in tap water, that people drink, bath in, and swim in all day?
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