Hormone residues in milk and meat products and their public health significance
Adya Prakash Rath, Sipra Panda, Riddhi Pandey, Abhilash Routray and Kamdev Sethy
India after the post-independence era has developed many strategies to overcome the long-standing food crisis problem to become a leading country of food grains production in world market. In recent years, increasing attention has been paid to chemical and hormonal residues like chlorinated pesticides, organophosphates, herbicides, exogenous and endogenous hormones that contaminate milk and meat. Seven hormone drugs (testosterone propionate, trenbolone acetate, estradiol, zeranol, progesterone, melengestrol acetate, and bovine somatotropin) are approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for use in food animals. There is concern that these drugs or their biologically active metabolites may accumulate in edible tissues, potentially increasing the risk of exposure for consumers. The occurrence of hormonal residues in the milk of lactating cows is a matter of public health concern, since dairy products are widely consumed by infants, children and many adults throughout the world. Governments have responsibility for making regulations to protect consumers against harm arising from chemical in food.
How to cite this article:
Adya Prakash Rath, Sipra Panda, Riddhi Pandey, Abhilash Routray, Kamdev Sethy. Hormone residues in milk and meat products and their public health significance. Pharma Innovation 2018;7(1):489-494.