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Call for triclosan ban – In the News

Sarah-Jane O'Connor posted in on June 23rd, 2017.

New Zealand scientists have joined an international group of 200 scientists and medical professionals calling for further restrictions on antimicrobial agents used in consumer products. The Florence Statement, released this week, called for triclosan, triclocarban and other antimicrobial chemicals to be avoided, except in cases where there was a clear, evidence-based health benefit and adequate […]

Expert on low drug resistance in bacteria from NZ food

John Kerr posted in on June 22nd, 2011.

A new Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF) survey has examined the antimicrobial resistance of bacteria isloated from New Zealand food, and found little evidence of drug resistant ‘superbugs’. The survey was undertaken to establish the current extent of resistance to antimicrobial drugs in bacteria found in food-producing animals and fresh produce. Further details of […]

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