On 2 Sep 2019, the MoARA’s Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Bureau issued an announcement to solicit opinions on “list of veterinary drug and chemicals prohibited from food-animals”.
The list was compiled based on 3 previous ministerial announcements and reference to veterinary drug regulations in the EU, US and the CAC(Codex Alimentarius Commission) standard. A total of 21 types of veterinary drug and chemicals were included:
- Antimony potassium tartrate
- β- Receptor agonists: Arformoterol, Bambuterol, Brombuterol, Cimaterol, Cimbuterol, Clenbuterol, Clorprenaline, Formoterol, Mabutero, Phenylethanolamine A, Salbutamol, Zilpaterol, Ractopamine and relevant salts and esters.
- Mercury compound: Calomel, Mercurous acetate, Mercurous nitrate, Pyridyl mercurous acetate.
- Carbadox and relevant salts and esters.
- Chloramphenicol and relevant salts and esters
- Nitrofurans: Furacilinu, Furadantin, Furaltadone, Furazolidone, Nifurstyrenate sodium
- Malachite green
- Steroid hormones: Melengestrol Acetate, Methyltestosterone, Trenbolone
- Pentachlorophenol sodium
- Metronidazoles: Ronidazole, Tinidazole
- Sodium nitrophenolate
- Stilbens and relevant derivants: Dienoestrol, Diethylstilbestrol, Hexoestrol and relevant salts and esters
- Vancomycin and relevant salts and esters
The substance will be prohibited from use on all type of food-animals and their residue (toxicologically-significant metabolite) in animal edible part, milk, eggs, bee and relevant animal products shall conform to relevant MRL regulations.
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