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|Subject: Ractopamine in Beef and Pork||Date: 12/11/2012 3:13 PM|
|Author: pauleckler||Number: 38094 of 40756|
In the news this week, Russia is banning imports of US beef and pork unless it can be shown to be free from ractopamine.
Wikipedia reveals ractopamine is a product of Lilly's Elanco division. It is a feed additive used to promote growth and to produce leaner meat.
"Regulatory authorities in 80 countries, including the EU, have banned ractopamine . However, 27 countries, including Japan, South Korea, Mexico, Canada, the United States and many others, have determined that meat from animals fed ractopamine is safe for human consumption."
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