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Chilean salmon sold in Buenos Aires revealed high contents of antibiotic residue

Wednesday, April 12th 2017 - 10:27 UTC
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Chilean salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch) ”have antibiotic residues above the limit allowed by the International Codex Alimentarius (Codex Alimentarius) Chilean salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch) ”have antibiotic residues above the limit allowed by the International Codex Alimentarius (Codex Alimentarius)

A study performed by the Institute of Technology of UADE Foundation found that 66% of the salmon fillets imported from Chile that are marketed in the fish farms of the City of Buenos Aires contain remains of antibiotics “that can affect the health of those who consume it ”.

 Salmon is one of the most consumed fish and is associated with positive properties to counter cardiovascular disease, decrease “bad” cholesterol levels and normalize triglycerides.

The study reveals that Chilean salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch) ”have antibiotic residues above the limit allowed by the International Codex Alimentarius (Codex Alimentarius) and may have negative consequences on the health of those who eat them.“

The researchers who participated in the study analyzed samples of more than 100 products from 38 shops in the City of Buenos Aires and found that ”66% of the cases has flumequine remains and, mainly, oxytetracycline hydrochloride, both compounds of the antibiotics used in salmon farms to counteract the diseases that cause their deaths.“

The study authors point out that unintentional consumption of drugs through residues present in the food that we eat ”can generate a selection of bacteria resistant to antibiotics, which in the future will be more complicated to remove from the body and will counteract the effects of the medicine so that the person affected would be more prone to contracting diseases.“

The largest amount of salmon consumed in Argentina ”is imported fresh from Chile whose industry is extremely relevant to the point that it has become the second largest producer of this fish, after Norway,“ the study said.

The researchers reported that data were collected ”year-round“ and found ”positive results in 77% of the cases analyzed in summer, 63% in spring and 41% in winter.” (FIS)

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  • The Voice

    Nostril/Brarsehole - similar reason we had to ban the import of contaminated RG feedlot beef! Consumption of that stuff in RGland has frequently resulted in people growing extra organs, protuberances and extra large feet.

    Apr 12th, 2017 - 11:36 am +3
  • ElaineB

    @ DT

    Except the anti-Argentine comments are not all from the British. Yet he manages to spew nonsense about the UK in every post.

    If I am honest all the anti-Argentine posts piss me off too though some of the worst offenders have buggered off at last. Calling them derogatory names without ever having been there or interacted with the people of Argentina is just pure ignorance. The same ignorance TTT displays about the British.

    Apr 15th, 2017 - 02:24 pm +2
  • ElaineB

    @ TTT

    It won't affect you will it? I thought you lived on the two for one pizza deals. That's what you told us.

    Apr 12th, 2017 - 01:12 pm +1
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