Fri, Nov 22, 2013 - Page 3 News List

COA disputes tainted-milk study

‘NOT RIGOROUS ENOUGH’:The council said a report that found drug residues in up to 70% of milk erred on metabolites necessarily showing use of banned drugs

By Alison Hsiao  /  Staff reporter

There is also a list of 116 drugs that are permitted for treatment if approved by the COA, FDA Deputy Director-General Chiang Yu-mei (姜郁美) said.

Later yesterday, the COA released the latest test results for seven of the said nine products, confirming that they have passed the tests for 48 antibiotics and a kind of painkiller and that plasticizer content was lower than 1ppm.

The agency acknowledged that it has not yet ruled out banned drug use, but reiterated that metabolites cannot be used to determine which drugs have been used or their source.

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