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July 14, 2020 - Daily Mail Online

UK: Cancer warning over US pork imports that will flood Britain under a trade deal

UK: Cancer warning over US pork imports that will flood Britain under a trade deal
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Britain will be flooded with pork that may contain cancer-causing substances under a new trade deal with the United States, experts in America have warned.

More than 60 million pigs in the US are treated every year with the carbadox antibiotic, which is banned here but used in the US to prevent disease and promote growth in animals.

Four years ago, the US government’s Food and Drug Administration (FDA) concluded that ‘the drug may leave trace amounts of a carcinogenic residue’ in pork.

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