The question of if or when Zilmax will return to the US market remains unanswered despite recently published research into fatigue cattle syndrome and use of beta-agonists showing the cause to be ‘multifactorial’.
Zilmax maker Merck says it has not made any decision to resume sales of the cattle additive in the US as a campaign group there condemns the company for “taking steps” to put the beta agonist back on the market.
Cargill said it still has no intention of taking cattle fed Zilmax back into its supply chain, despite Merck saying its research has shown the beta-agonist, pulled from the market last year due to concerns over side effects, is safe.
Poultry producer Tyson Foods is the subject of a criminal investigation by the US Environmental Protection Agency after it was alleged that the discharge of a feed supplement from its plant in Monett, Missouri, caused the city’s wastewater treatment system...
Tyson Foods said it reviewing its operations to ensure environmental mishaps do not reoccur after improper disposal of a feed additive was said to have caused a major fish kill in the US state of Missouri last month.