The FDA sued over Withholding of Information about Ractopamine Growth Drug used in Meat Industry

Ractopamine: The Meat Additive on Your Plate That’s Banned Almost Everywhere But America

Ractopamine: The Meat Additive on Your Plate That's Banned Almost Everywhere But America
Food safety advocates sue FDA over withholding of information about ractopamine growth drug used in meat industry

Ractopamine –  marketed as Paylean for pigs, Optaflexx for cattle and Topmax for turkeys – is used in 80 percent of US pig and cattle operations. The asthma drug-like growth additive, called a beta-agonist, has enjoyed stealth use in the US food supply for a decade despite being widely banned overseas.

This month, the Center for Food Safety  (CFS) and Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) have  sued the FDA for withholding records pertaining to ractopamine’s safety.

Read Ractopamine: The Meat Additive on Your Plate That’s Banned Almost Everywhere But America
by Martha Rosenberg, 30 Oct 2013

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