US food imports a threat to drug resistance, report warns

  07 December 2020

Trade deals with the US could allow food into Britain containing antibiotics and additives that are banned on UK farms, posing a threat to efforts to tackle antimicrobial resistance, a study warns.

The report by the Sustainable Food Trust (SFT) identified 10 antibiotics used in ways that are prohibited in Britain.

The trust’s policy director and report author, Richard Young, also detailed the use of beta-agonist ractopamine, which increases growth of lean meat in animals.

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