Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of ionophore.

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Examples

  • At issue is Tyson's use of an animal medication called ionophores, commonly added to poultry feed to help prevent an intestinal parasite that can lead to lower body weight or death in poultry, causing economic loss to producers.

    Tyson Adjusting Advertising After Complaints

  • At the heart of the USDA's decision lies a type of animal medication called ionophores, which are commonly added to poultry feed to help prevent an intestinal colonization by coccidia, a single-celled organism that can lead to lower body weight or death in poultry, causing economic loss to producers.

    Tyson Dealt Blow on No-Antibiotic Label

  • Pelleted or supplemental feeds can contain contaminants such as ionophores (such as momensin) or antibiotics due to mixing errors or contamination from transport vehicles.

    TheHorse.com News

  • In the last year Tyson was also fined $339,500 by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for safety and health violations at its Noel, MO plant, charged by shareholders and Amalgamated Bank with spring-loading $4.5 million in options and forbidden by the Department of Agriculture from terming its ionophores-grown chickens "raised without antibiotics."

    Like Many Food Suppliers, Whole Foods Beef Company Was a Repeat Offender

  • But the Department of Agriculture ruled the ionophores Tyson uses in chicken production are antibiotics over Tyson protests that ionophores don't cause human antibiotic resistance and the venture went nowhere.

    Accused of Abusing Workers, Animals and the Watershed, Tyson Eyes China

  • In September, Tyson was notified by the agency that it had made a mistake in awarding the label because Tyson was using ionophores, an antibiotic widely used in the industry but considered less harmful by some because, generally, it is administered to animals and not humans.

    Tyson Pulls Antibiotic-Free Label

  • Then in an about-face in September, the USDA said it had made a mistake in approving the label after realizing that Tyson was using ionophores, a type of antibiotic widely used in the industry but considered less harmful because it is generally used on animals, not humans.

    Tyson Files Suit

  • In the USDA's letter, however, the agency said "it is longstanding FSIS policy that ionophores are antibiotics."

    Tyson Dealt Blow on No-Antibiotic Label

  • Margaret Mellon, director of the food and environment program for the Union of Concerned Scientists, a health and environmental organization in Washington, said she is "mystified" and "troubled" by the USDA's decision to rescind Tyson's label and to classify ionophores as an antibiotic.

    Tyson Dealt Blow on No-Antibiotic Label

  • However, the USDA said it was "recently drawn to the attention of senior officials at the Food Safety Inspection Service" that Tyson's poultry-feed formulations contained ionophores.

    Tyson Dealt Blow on No-Antibiotic Label

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