Beta agonists in livestock feed: status, health concerns, and international trade.

@article{Centner2014BetaAI,
  title={Beta agonists in livestock feed: status, health concerns, and international trade.},
  author={T. Centner and J. Alvey and A. Stelzleni},
  journal={Journal of animal science},
  year={2014},
  volume={92 9},
  pages={
          4234-40
        }
}
Since the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved ractopamine hydrochloride and zilpaterol hydrochloride in animal feeds, usage of those compounds has been a topic of worldwide debate. Ractopamine and zilpaterol are β-adrenergic agonists used as veterinary drugs to increase weight gain in certain animals raised for food. The Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA) established maximum residue limits for ractopamine, which were adopted by the Codex Alimentarius Commission… Expand
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