We have certificates to prove that all our Brazilian turkeys are free of nitrofurans
are potentially carcinogenic and can damage you genetically, Mr Landry said.
Indeed, preliminary analysis of a variety of sea-caught products as well as terrestrial animal foods has revealed traces of chloramphenicol and nitrofurans
are veterinary drugs no longer used on food-producing animals in the EU because of health concerns, including a possible increased risk of cancer in humans through long term consumption.
The range of screening analysis required in varying matrix / species combinations includes: stilbenes, thyrostats, steroids, beta-agonists, nitrofurans
, antibacterial substances and cortico-steroids.
Prolonged exposure to drugs like nitrofurans
, malachite green, and gentian violet could raise the risk of cancer," notes DeWaal.
Options: aminocyclitols, aminoglycosides, carbapenems, cephalosporins, monobactams, penicillins, cyclic lipopeptides, folate antagonists, fluoroquinolones, glycopeptides, immunomodulators, ketolides, lincosamides, macrocyclics, macrolides, mycobacterials, nitrofurans
, oxazolidinones, peptides, pleuromutilins, polypeptides, pyridopyrimidines, quinolones, streptogramins, sulphonamides, tetracycline, other.
and sulfonamides, for example, have been widely used to treat infections and promote growth of livestock (7).
One of the most recent instances included Belgium authorities issuing a rapid alert in February detailing the presence of nitrofurans
and furazolidone in Indian shrimp products.
Other agents: linezolid (2000) against VRE, daptomycin (1999), doxycycline, minocycline, tetracycline, TMP-SMX, metronidazole, clindamycin, nitrofurans
, chloramphenicol, rifampicin, etc are the older antibiotics which are in use.
Because they are harvested in low-density ponds, antibiotics like Chloramphenicol or Nitrofurans
are not necessary to counter the ills of overcrowding.
Resistance to nitrofurantoin was lower than expected, given the documented illicit use of nitrofurans
in Portugal by poultry producers in 2002-2003 (DGV, 2004).