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Abstract

Full title: Opinion of the Scientific Committee on Veterinary Measures relating to Public Health on review of previous SCVPH opinions of 30 April 1999 and 3 May 2000 on the potential risks to human health from hormone residues in bovine meat and meat products (adopted on 10 April 2002)

In this Opinion, the scientific committee confirms that giving growth promoting hormones to cattle poses a potential health risk to consumers. This is the third opinion published by the scientific committee on the risks to human health from hormone residues in beef products. Having reviewed 17 studies launched by the Commission as well as other recent scientific data, the committee found no reason to change its opinions of 1999 and 2000. The committee's function is to provide scientific advice to the European Commission's Health and Consumer Protection Directorate-General.

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Record Number: 1807 / Last updated on: 2002-04-25
Category: POLI
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