SeaFood Business

MAR 2014

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for these things now," New- man says. Retailers like Whole Foods Market have imple- mented policies regarding substances like antibiotics Other banned substances include nitrofurans, an anti- microbial that leaves linger- ing residues in animal tissues and is considered carcino- genic. "Tere's zero tolerance its mandates has already come under question. Te Natural Resources Defense Council in late January re- leased a study that contends the agency failed to remove 30 antibiotic-based livestock feed products from the mar- ket after federal investiga- tors found they did not meet regulatory standards for pro- tecting human health. Tricky questions Newman, however, ap- plauds the FDA for banning chloramphenicol, an antibi- otic that's reportedly cheap and easy to manufacture. According to a report by the University of California- Davis, the rise of "misuse" of antibiotics in food can be traced back to 2001, when the EU found the substance in farmed seafood from Asia. Canada and the United States also found traces of chloramphenicol and subse- quently prohibited its use. Regional differences Antibiotic usage, in kilograms, in 2012 farmed salmon production Norway 1,591 Chile 337,990 Scotland 242 British Columbia 3,656 New Zealand* 0 32 SeaFood Business March 2014 Visit us online at www.seafoodbusiness.com will we know what the vet is doing? Tat's the challenge in this, knowing exactly what they're going to be do- ing, how much they're pre- scribing. I don't know how they'll do that abroad; there are inherent challenges built into [the FDA] plan. We want to see more informa- tion out there and we've been asking for this for a long time," says Rangan. "Policy takes a long time to put in place. If [the FDA] doesn't get any traction, they'll move to rulemaking." According to Flynn, the FDA is working with inter- national organizations like Codex, the World Health Organization and OIE (Te World Organisation for Ani- mal Health, based in Paris) to harmonize veterinary drug administration standards. Whether the FDA has the ability and agility to enforce U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE SEAFOOD INSPECTION PROGRAM Your global inspection solution! Third Party Verifications HACCP Imports/Exports Inspections/Grading Certifications Laboratory Services Training Consultations & System Development Call Kimberly Young (800) 422-2750 1315 East West Highway Silver Spring, MD 20910 Phone: (301) 427-8300 Fax: (301) 713-1081 Booth #175 www.omegasea.com See us in Boston at booth #925. To p Story * Produces only farmed king (chinook) salmon Sources: Norwegian Veterinary Institute, Sernapesca, Scottish Environmental Protection Agency, DFO Canada, Monterey Bay Aquarium 28_33TopStory.indd 32 2/18/14 10:39 AM

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