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Prohibited Drug Residues in Horse Meat

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From: "Reynnells, Richard" <[email protected]>
Date: June 13, 2011 7:05:26 AM PDT
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Subject: info on drug residues in horse meat ...FW: Know the Facts - EU Technical Report and Veterinarian Summary - ZERO incidence of Prohibited Drug Residues in Horse Meat

Fyi


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ZERO incidence of Prohibited Drug Residues in Horse Meat

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Know the Facts - EU Technical Report and Veterinarian Summary Shows Zero
Prohibited
Drug Residues in Horses

It has come to our attention that anti-horse activists are trying to
spin the results
of an official European Union food safety document to portray horse
meat as unsafe
and full of toxic drug residues.

When faced with this kind of inflammatory rhetoric it is best to know
the facts,
and to get those facts directly from the scientists and veterinarians.
To that
end, please find here a summary of the EU document that is posted on
the Vetsweb
site, as well as a link to the entire European Food Safety Authority
Technical
Document:

Summary on drug residues in animals and animal products on Vetsweb.com
[http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=6oijm7dab&et=1105944353435&s=2968&e=001-H
alkDGZZfxuun_2YcYwIiRu36uS5e7htHBKyn_abktOr7ab1QwY4ocpYEs9QuaWEnDyNJH1Ev
tsJEQtcqhuzy6m61_NoH42Gt-bSbK8TBgrKTw9pmJBa52ltPeCoorbSK6GaW4Roy6vZK_dzk
HvcsyuK5KCZTGmlNhUPFqqyQkTvQoX1ESMijnH3VdD1qNVkYyABtxsLvHBm3MaDn4Ub770Uh
pmX3Wcn3nXtTMpXA0=]

Technical Report of the European Food Safety Authority
[http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=6oijm7dab&et=1105944353435&s=2968&e=001-H
alkDGZZfyTAXGWYMmLGd6qM7JqlL0udP0Ptah1By5dXuWWaNuQ5lHtVxvb_qwOwX58ILxode
I7ZWUx2OyAvzCp29hLVpsojIT5uHvTS9VxvHVQV6ZT0iwtsJJBOLUUrM8L7f3ETQjMYWVwgk
eI-uEcDBUqknkw]

Please note - this report was published in 2010 for samples in 2009,
and it only
covers animals produced and processed in the European Union. It does
not cover
the U.S., Canada or Mexico. The report covers bovines, pigs, sheep and
goats, horses,
poultry, aquaculture, milk, eggs, rabbit meat, farmed game, wild game,
and honey.
The report notes that the methodology has changed so is not valid to
compare to
previous years.

"The residue situation in 2009 was similar to the two previous years
for all substance
groups. However, because the sampling plan and the spectrum of
analysed substances
were not necessarily the same over the three years, such comparisons
should be
regarded as having a high degree of uncertainty."

Most importantly of all, if you take the time to actually read the
report you
will see that it shows that the incidence of prohibited drugs in horses
is zero.
Even where the anti-horse activists are crowing about the report
showing that
the horse samples were higher for hormones and for NSAIDS (which are
NOT in the
prohibited category), the only way they could show higher levels in
horses is
by purposely leaving out results for sheep and goats which were twice
as high
as the incidence in horse meat.

Do your own homework, folks, and don't believe a word of the animal
rights activists'
misinformation campaigns. Again zero prohibited drugs in the prohibited
A1 steroid
category. Only two European Union member countries reported one sample
each of
B1 anti-bacterials non compliant samples out of 3,000 - one sample in
Austria,
the other in Estonia.
 

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