Glyphosate residues safe for livestock, European Food Safety Authority says

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EFSA says it finds no reason for concern over glyphosate residues in feed in terms of cattle, sheep, pig, poultry and horse health.

Residues from the controversial herbicide in feed are not expected to have a major, if any impact, on livestock or equine animals’ health, said the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) in a risk assessment published [May 17].

The EU risk assessor said it evaluated all available information on the presence of glyphosate in feed, including imported feed to reach its conclusion.

It had been mandated by the Commission to look at the potential impact on animal health of glyphosate residues in feed.

Related article:  Russia threatens to restrict soy imports from Brazil over use of controversial weed killer glyphosate

EFSA also published its review of the maximum residue levels (MRLs) of glyphosate legally permitted to be present in food. MRLs are set to ensure that consumers continue to be protected against excessive quantities of glyphosate in their diet and are based on an analysis of all existing authorised uses of the herbicide in the EU. EFSA said the review, covering all crops treated with glyphosate, shows current exposure levels do not pose a risk to human health.

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