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Denmark reduces the maximum level of antibiotics in pigs

In order to maintain the positive results, the Fødevarestyrelsen has decided to introduce a small reduction in the maximum level of antibiotics.

Thursday 4 October 2012 (5 years 7 months 21 days ago)

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.
http://www.foedevarestyrelsen.dk

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