Antibiotics ban rejected

23 October 1998

Antibiotics ban rejected

EU FARM commissioner Franz Fischler has ruled out a blanket ban on antibiotics in animal feed.

After a meeting of EU farm ministers in Luxembourg, he said: "Each substance has to be examined individually on its merits."

If any problem relating to the possible transmission of antibiotic resistance to humans via the food chain was discovered, then a ban would be recommended.

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