Dáil Éireann - Volume 338 - 04 November, 1982
Ceisteanna—Questions. Written Answers. - Milk Antibiotic Residues.
Mr. J. Walsh Mr. J. Walsh
77. Mr. J. Walsh asked the Minister for Health the level of antibiotic residues detected by his Department's inspectorate in milk supplied for human consumption; and if he will make a statement on the matter.
Minister for Health (Dr. Woods) Minister for Health (Dr. Woods)
Minister for Health (Dr. Woods): The testing of milk for antibiotic residues is carried out by the Department of Agriculture which monitors milk in dairies and at pasteurisation premises. I understand that my colleague, the Minister for Agriculture, has replied to a similar question from the Deputy.
The Deputy will be interested to know that, at my request, the Food Advisory Committee is at present reviewing the position as regards antibiotic residues in milk and meat. The findings of the committee will be considered by my Department in conjunction with the Department of Agriculture.
Dáil Éireann 338 Ceisteanna—Questions. Written Answers. Milk Antibiotic Residues.