08-08-2014 01:33 AM | Germany

German dairy farm still blocked due to furazolidone

A German dairy farm in Lower Saxony is blocked after the banned antibiotic furazolidone has been detected in feed samples.

Animal feed that is supplied to a few other German cattle farms in North Rhine-Westphalia is still under examination, stated LAVES, the Lower Saxony State Office for Consumer Protection and Food Safety.

The farm in Lower Saxony is therefore not allowed to slaughter the animals before it is clear that the meat is free of residues of the banned antibiotic furazolidone. Furazolidone is an antibiotic banned in Europe since 1995 because its break down product can be carcinogenic.
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