China to crack down on use of leanness enhancers in cattle and sheep


By Reuters

via Manitoba Co-operator (Canada) - March 30, 2021


Reuters – China’s Agriculture Ministry said March 19 it will crack down on the use of leanness-enhancing agents in farm animals to guarantee the quality and safety of livestock products.


The three-month drive will focus on the use of the banned substance clenbuterol in cattle and sheep, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs said in a statement, also urging local authorities to monitor its possible use in pigs.


Clenbuterol is used by farmers to promote growth and muscle leanness in animals but is banned in many countries, including China, because of its risks to human health.


Earlier this week, the ministry said...