Hormonal growth stimulants deregistered for ostriches
10 October 2007
The Department of Agriculture together with the relevant pharmaceutical industry and the
South African Ostrich Business Chamber, have decided to remove all claims from all hormonal
growth stimulant products on ostriches. The reason for such a decision is on the basis that
the EU is a major export destination for South African ostrich meat.
The EU prohibits the use of hormonal growth stimulants in animals that are slaughtered for
human consumption. As a consequence, all hormonal growth stimulant products have been
de-registered for use in ostriches.
All hormonal growth preparations whose package inserts have ostrich claims should be
removed from the shelves with immediate effect.
For further information contact:
Priscilla Tsotso Sehoole
Chief of Communications
Department of Agriculture
Tel: +27(0)12 319 7317
Mobile: 083 265 8728
Fax: +27(0)12 319 7858
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or
ďRENEWING OUR PLEDGE
A NATIONAL PARTNERSHIP TO BUILD A BETTER LIFE FOR ALLĒ
Source: Department of Agriculture