Antibiotics tests set for raw milk

December 28, 1990

The Food and Drug Administration says it will test raw milk weekly around the nation to determine if it contains certain antibiotics.

The agency said yesterday 250 locations across the country will be chosen for testing, and raw milk samples will be collected each week from five of these sites, selected randomly.

The samples will be tested for the presence of eight sulfa drugs and three tetracycline drugs. The FDA said that when residues are found, the states will be told and the agency will help track down the source.

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