Clenbuteral found in 7% of sampled meat in Mexico

Posted on June 16, 2011 • Filed under: Agriculture, Health, Latin America Health, Mexico, TRAVEL

Of the 575 samples of beef tested last year by the Mexican Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food (SAGARPA), 111 (7%) tested positive for clenbuteral. Clenbuteral is used in some medications for humans as a bronchodilator. It is considered a dangerous substance, and as such the Federal Commission for the Protection Against Sanitary Risk (COFEPRIS) has restricted its importation more strictly in recent years. Consumption of meat contaminated by clenbuteral can lead to symptoms such as heart palpitations, shaking, headache, insomnia, muscle spasms and nausea, according to El Milenio. Read article.

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