CBC News reports that Health Canada’s Veterinary Drug Directorate has quietly announced a prohibition on the use of antibiotics as livestock and poultry growth promoters. Unfortunately, most antibiotics in feed are intended for disease prevention, which will still be permitted, so it’s unlikely the requirement will reduce the overall amount of antibiotics fed to animals. The use of prescriptions may ensure a paper trail that will track antibiotics use on farms, but choosing organic meat remains the only guarantee for consumers that animals have not been given antibiotics.
Health Canada limits antibiotics
July 14, 2014 in Canadian News
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