nitrofuran nitrofuran

Definition(s):

  • (n) derivative of furan used to inhibit bacterial growth

Usage(s):

  • Last year traces of the banned drug nitrofuran, which is dangerous to humans, were found by European Union inspectors in shrimp from Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam.

Quotes

  • "The NZFSA has assured us that only low levels of drug residues were found, however one of these antibiotics, nitrofuran, is banned from use in food producing animals in the European Union and in the United States because it is considered to be a...
    on Aug 15, 2007 By: Sue Kedgley Source: Scoop.co.nz (press release)

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