According to the Danish Food Department (Fødevarestyrelsen), since early 2010, the use of antibiotics in Danish pig production was significantly reduced. However, during the 2011-12 period, a slight increase in consumption has been detected.
In order to maintain the positive results, the Fødevarestyrelsen has decided to introduce a small reduction in the maximum level of antibiotics.
Antibiotics consumption limit:
|Up to May 31, 2013||
As of June 1, 2013
|Gilts, sows and boars||5,2||5|
|Piglets (7-30 kg)||28||25|
|Pigs over 30 kg (excluding gilts, sows and boars)||8||7|
Friday August 31, 2012/ Fødevarestyrelsen/ Denmark.