Kitwe & District Chamber of Commerce and Industry

DON’T SELL LIVESTOCK WITH ANTIMICROBIAL RESIDUES

DON’T SELL LIVESTOCK WITH ANTIMICROBIAL RESIDUES

FARMERS have been urged to desist from selling livestock which contains impurities of veterinary drugs known as antimicrobial residues which pose a health risk. Meat or meat products such as milk and eggs containing antimicrobial residues present a potential health risk to the consumer if consumed in large quantities. A consortium of researchers from the Central Veterinary Research Institute (CVRI) said there is need to put in place a more comprehensive quality assurance programme to prevent the public from taking unsafe antimicrobial residues in meat products. In a communique issued on Tuesday by Benson Bowa, Gilbert Nchima and Henry Kangwa, it has been observed that there is imprudent use of antimicrobials in the livestock sector in Zambia. Source: Zambia Daily Mail.

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