Total ban on the addition of antibiotics in China’s feed from 2020

According to media reports, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs has issued 194 bulletins, from New Year’s Day 2020, China’s feed in a total ban on the addition of antibiotics, reduce the abuse of antibiotics caused by the harm, maintain animal safety and public health safety.

Part of the announcement:

Total ban on the addition of antibiotics in China's feed from 2020

1. From January 1, 2020, withdraw all varieties of growth-promoting drug feed additives except Chinese medicine, veterinary drug production enterprises stop production, import veterinary drug agents stop importing corresponding veterinary drug products, and cancel the corresponding veterinary drug product approval number and import veterinary drug registration certificate. The corresponding veterinary drug products that have been produced and imported may be in circulation until June 30, 2020.

2. As of July 1, 2020, feed production enterprises will cease to produce commercial feed containing growth-promoting drug feed additives (except chinese medicine). Previously produced commercial feed can be used until December 31, 2020.

It is understood that the global annual consumption of antibiotics, a total of 90% of the use of food-borne animals, resulting in bacterial resistance and drug residues and other problems are increasingly prominent.

The World Health Organization predicts that the problem of drug-resistant bacteria could cause 24 million people to suffer extreme illnesses by 2030, and a British study suggests that superbugs will kill about 10 million people a year by 2050, more than cancer each year, if the trend of bacterial resistance is not effectively curbed.

At present, China has formulated the National Action Plan for The Control of Bacterial Resistance (2016-2020) to improve the scientific application of antimicrobial drugs management level, to curb the development and spread of bacterial resistance. A total ban on the addition of antibiotics in feed will provide people with high-quality seat belt green food.

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