Safety evaluation of ractopamine

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Acknowledgements

The European Food Safety Authority wishes to thank the members of the Working Group on Ractopamine as well as Thierry Astruc, Reinhard Kroker, Anne Isabel Roth, Werner Terhalle for the preparation of this opinion and Wolfgang Radeck (BVL, Berlin) for his contribution on the analytical methods.

Panel on Additives and Products or Substances used in Animal Feed
doi
10.2903/j.efsa.2009.1041
Panel members at the time of adoption
Georges Bories, Paul Brantom, Joaquim Brufau de Barberà, Andrew Chesson, Pier Sandro Cocconcelli, Bogdan Debski, Noël Dierick, Jürgen Gropp, Ingrid Halle, Christer Hogstrand, Joop de Knecht, Lubomir Leng, Anne-Katrine Lundebye Haldorsen, Sven Lindgren, Alberto Mantovani, Miklós Mézes, Carlo Nebbia, Walter Rambeck, Guido Rychen, Atte von Wright and Pieter Wester
Type
Opinion of the Scientific Committee/Scientific Panel
Question Number
EFSA-Q-2008-433
Adopted
2 April 2009
Published
7 April 2009
Affiliation
European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Parma, Italy
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Keywords
ractopamine hydrochloride, butopamine, β-agonist, feed additive, growth promoter, finishing pigs, cattle in confinement, cardiovascular effects, cardiac output, systolic blood pressure, diastolic blood pressure, electromechanical systole, heart rate, maximum fibre shortening, NOEL, NOAEL, safety factor, BMD, ADI, MRL, consumer safety, JECFA, CVMP