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Pfizer Ends Residue Violation Worries

18 January 2012, at 10:38am

US - Pork producers now have a worry-free solution to help them continue their track record of producing safe, wholesome pork. The Pfizer Pork Residue Free Guarantee is an innovative solution that ensures pork will not have violative meat residues.

When EXCEDE® (ceftiofur crystalline free acid) Sterile Suspension, EXCENEL® RTU (ceftiofur hydrochloride) Sterile Suspension or NAXCEL® (ceftiofur sodium) Sterile Powder is used according to label, pork producers now can be assured that they won't have a meat residue violation.

"These products have proven their value by helping pork producers improve the health of their herds," says Michael Senn, DVM, technical services manager at Pfizer Animal Health. "Through the Residue Free Guarantee that value now extends beyond the farm, through the food chain to the end consumer who expects to eat quality pork products."

The Residue Free Guarantee ensures adherence to the US Food Safety and Inspection Services screening for violative antibiotic residues.

Pfizer Animal Health answered the call to ensure no violative residues by encouraging the involvement of veterinarians and proper recordkeeping along with the use of short withdrawal products. "We're proud to offer solutions that keep pork products healthy and safe," says Mr Senn. "The Pfizer Pork Residue Free Guarantee is an example of how we are working to make the business of pork production healthier and give producers peace of mind when making anti-infective choices."

The Residue Free Guarantee works by Pfizer Animal Health agreeing to compensate producers for the pork market value of the animal if a Pfizer Animal Health-branded ceftiofur product is used according to label indications and results in a violative meat residue. More information can be found online [click here] or talk to a Pfizer Animal Health representative.

The Pork Residue Free Guarantee is an extension of the Residue Free Guarantee offered by Pfizer Animal Health Dairy.