Vietnam bans use of ethoxyquin in aquaculture

Vietnam bans use of ethoxyquin in aquaculture

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Following EU regulations will safeguard exports to one of the country’s largest markets

Ethoxyquin, originally developed by Monsanto in the 1950s as a pesticide and antioxidant, is used in some countries as an animal feed additive and is used in pelleted chicken feed and as a feed stabilizer in salmon feed pellets. But in 2017, the EU suspended its authorization for use as an animal feed additive, so in also banning the ingredient, Vietnam can safeguard its aquaculture exports to the EU – one of its largest export markets.