Report: Norway spends lowest number of antibiotics in food production

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Norwegian food producers use less antibiotics than other European countries. It shows a recent report by the European Medicines Agency (EMA).

– Norwegian food production has for many years been committed to reduce the use of antibiotics in food.

And through years of research and innovation, emphasis on animal welfare, breeding and nutrition that work together to solve challenges, antibiotics steadily declined, according to a press release from Tine.

Iceland, Sweden and Finland following Norway respectively on 2nd, 3rd and 4th places on the list of the EMA, while Denmark is in 8th place with significantly higher use of antibiotics.

Spain is the superior worst fumes in Europe and accounts for 33 per cent of the total amount sold antibiotics in Europe.

According to figures from the NIPH also use of antibiotics in the population steadily down. The goal is a reduction of 30 percent by 2020, and from 2012 to 2016 antibiotic usage been decreased by 13 percent.


Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today