Test results included:
- Eleven instances of antibiotics for human use including chloramphenical which is prohibited for use in food animals.
- Positive results for ketamine – a drug with hallucinogenic effects – using testing methods normally applied to beef and pork. Valid testing methods have not been developed for ketamine in poultry because ketamine is not approved for use in poultry.
- Ketoprofren – an anti-inflammatory drug.
- Prednisone – a steroid.
- Reports of growth two hormones: melengesterol acetate and a beta agonist ractopamine. Both are banned in chicken production.
- Six instances of residues of amoxicillin – a medically important antibiotic for human use and one that is not approved for use in poultry. Deserves further investigation because similar to ketamine valid testing methods have been developed only for beef.
- Three instances of penicillin residue at up to 0.285 ppb – for which the residue regulatory limit is zero.
- Positive test results for the pesticides abamectin and Emamectin using testing methods that apply to pork. (cont..)