Chile aims to ban antibiotics in aquaculture
An international campaign aimed at forbidding
the use of antibiotics in aquaculture was launched yesterday in Chile. The
project also demands that all sanitary standards regarding antibiotics for
Chilean salmon consumers be brought in line with standards such as the United
States' FDA rules or those of the European Union.
Chile proposes a sole State agency, which would
regulate and monitor the use of antibiotics both in human use and animal health.
Another of the issues demanded is free access to historic information on the
volumes and types of antibiotics currently imported and used by the salmon
For years, environmental organisations have requested
information from Chilean health organisations such as the National Fisheries
Service, Sernapesca, but have never received an answer.
This campaign is
aimed at controlling the use of antibiotics within the the bacterial resistance
study launched by the United Nations' World Health Organization.Subscribe here to the free animal feed
[Source: Fish Farmer]
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