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Australia is a world leader in minimising antibiotic use in red meat production

If livestock are sick they can be prescribed antibiotics by a veterinarian. The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) is the Australian Government regulator of agricultural and veterinary chemical products which determines which antibiotics are approved for use in animals and how they are used. The Government’s National Residue Survey testing shows 99.96% of beef being below the maximum allowable levels (for all tested residues, including antibiotics).

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