The mid- 2000s saw the rise of ractopamine as a prominent growth promoting agent for the meat industry. Suppliers in this industry are probably familiar with ractopamine, but manufacturers using meat in their products may not know much about its use and effects. We’ve pulled together the top 3 facts to know about ractopamine: Continue Reading

What’s the latest on Ractopamine? Why all the fuss and what’s being done?

First, the latest news. New USDA Program.
Recently, the USDA introduced a certification program that would allow the meat industry to market their products with the claim “Never Fed Beta Agonists.” Beta agonists are a class of drugs used as feed additives to promote lean muscle mass in livestock intended for consumption. Compounds within the Beta agonist family include Ractopamine, Clenbuterol and Salbutamol. Continue Reading