Chloramphenicol contamination. (Clinical Capsules).
Due to chloramphenicol's potency and the lack of a known safe level of human exposure, the broad-spectrum antibiotic is reserved for the treatment of serious infections. Federal regulations prohibit its use in animal feed and in animals used for food.
The detection of even low levels of chloramphenicol in food products is of concern, and entry to the United States of any product found to be contaminated with the drug will be refused, according to the FDA.
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|Publication:||Internal Medicine News|
|Article Type:||Brief Article|
|Date:||Jul 15, 2002|
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