Although the Food and Drug Administration has repeatedly stated that nontherapeutic use of antibiotics on livestock is unsafe, the US continues to allow these drugs to be used. Other countries have taken the threat more seriously. In addition to the entire European Union, which of the following has banned growth-promoting antibiotics for livestock?
Answer: A) Taiwan
In 2005, Taiwan banned growth-promoting antibiotics and requires veterinary prescriptions to use antimicrobials for livestock. Taiwan accounts for approximately 2% of annual U.S. export sales of food animal products, primarily in beef and poultry. Learn more about the countries that have restricted antibiotic use on livestock here.