Friday, December 02, 2005

Illegal Antibiotics Found in Spanish Royal Jelly

Royal Jelly Products in Health Scare
Round Town News (Spain), 12/2/2005

The Department of Health is launching proceedings against several makers of Jalea Real (Royal Jelly) after it was discovered that the products contain illegal antibiotics. The regions affected by this are Castilla and León, Madrid, Cataluña and Castilla-La Mancha.

OCU, the Organisation of Consumers and Users, have decided to make this public knowledge, three months after passing the information on to the Department of Health. It seems that traces of cloranfenicol, an antibiotic used on bees and farm animals and illegal in the European Union, has been found in seven different brands of Royal Jelly.
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