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Posted March 6, 2015

Most Milk Free of Drug Residue, FDA Study Shows

On March 5, 2015, the FDA announced that more than 99% of milk samples tested in the U.S. were found to be free of drug residues of concern.

The agency tested milk samples from almost 2,000 dairy farms, focusing on farms which had previous drug violations for residue found in cow tissue samples, in addition to a control group of farms without previous violations. The incidence of drug residue in milk samples from both groups was very low.

Interestingly, the small amounts of residues that were detected were not from drugs routinely tested for by the current milk safety program, therefore, the FDA is working to update it testing program to include a wider variety of drugs, if needed.

See's Review of Lactose-Free Milks and Lactase Enzymes for tests of related products.

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To read the FDA's statement, use the link below.