Food Law News - EU - 1996

21 May 1996: PESTICIDE RESIDUES - Amendments adopted

EC Weekly Information - Issued 30th May 1996


The use of bovine somatotropin (BST), a growth hormone that increases milk production by cows, remains illegal in the EU, following a decision taken by the Commission last week. The Commission rejected a request by pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly to include BST in the list of substances that can be used in veterinary medical products administered to food-producing animals. In December 1994 the Council of Ministers agreed a ban on the placing on the market of BST until 31 December 1999.

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