Ban Mishu, MD; Patricia M. Griffin, MD
To the Editors: On page 193 of our article (1), we state that ". . . the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not authorize use of this agent [oxytetracycline] in egg-laying hens . . ." This information had been provided to us verbally by an FDA official. Representatives of the implicated farm have informed us that this is incorrect. We requested a written interpretation of the regulation by officials in the Division of Compliance, Center for Veterinary Medicine at the FDA. They informed us that oxytetracycline is permitted at levels ranging from 10 to 200 g per ton of
Mishu B, Griffin PM. Correction: Gastroenteritis Transmitted by Intact Chicken Eggs. Ann Intern Med. 1992;116:1037. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-116-12-1037
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1992;116(12_Part_1):1037.
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