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RUMA condemns Grand National antibiotic 'publicity stunt'

7th Apr 2017 / By Alistair Driver

A statement by Grand National sponsors Randox Health revealing it has been testing meat served at the meeting for antibiotic residues has been dismissed as a ‘publicity stunt’.

The Responsible Use of Medicines (RUMA) alliance has condemnded the move, suggesting claims about antibiotic use made by the company contain inaccuracies and have the potential to cause confusion.

In a press release, Randox said the Ladymoor Farm beef to be served to 12,000 people at Aintree had ‘received the all-clear’ from Randox’s Food Diagnostic division after being tested on the company’s patented Biochip Array Technology.

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