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Turkeys (Feed Compounds)

Volume 167: debated on Wednesday 14 February 1990

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To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what on-the-spot checks by his officials have been made in the last 12 months at turkey-rearing units owned by companies that mix their own feed compounds, to ascertain what kind of antibiotics have been added.

Under the terms of the Medicines Act 1968 and regulations made under it, all businesses that manufacture medicated feedingstuffs are required to register with the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain and are subject to regular inspection by the society to ensure compliance with the requirements of medicines legislation.