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April 24, 2016


Government to Respond to USA/FDA Antibiotic Charges


Datuk Noor Hisham Abdullah, Director-General of Malaysia’s Health Ministry, is investigating claims by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that shipments of farmed shrimp and prawns from Malaysia contained traces of banned antibiotics (nitrofurans and chloramphenicol).


Singapore's Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) says that it has not detected veterinary drug residues such as nitrofurans and [chlor]amphenicols in prawns and shrimp from Malaysia.  “Veterinary drugs are not permitted in food, including prawns and shrimp.  ...Prawns found to contain veterinary drug residues...would not be allowed to be...sold,” an AVA spokesman said.


Source: AsiaOne.  KL to Probe US Claims of Tainted Shrimp and Prawns.  April 23, 2015

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