02 Jul '11, 6pm

FDA Finally Removed Inorganic Arsenic from Chicken Feed

For related articles and more information, please visit OCA's Food Safety Resource page . The U.S. FDA has announced that Pfizer will stop the sale of the animal drug 3-Nitro. The drug is used in chicken feed, but an agency analysis detected inorganic arsenic in the livers of chickens treated with the drug. 3-Nitro is used to help control coccidiosis, a parasitic disease that affects the intestinal tracts of animals, and also so that the chickens will gain more weight. The Wall Street Journal reports: "The agency said it recently conducted a study of 100 broiler chickens that detected inorganic arsenic at higher levels in the livers of chickens treated with 3-Nitro compared with untreated chickens ... Pfizer said sale of 3-Nitro would be stopped by early July in order to allow animal producers to transition to other treatments." Sources: Baltimore Sun June 8, 2011 Wall Str...

Full article: http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_23536.cfm

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