I am allergic to certain antibiotics. Will residues of antibiotics in food affect me?
All veterinary treatments, including antibiotics, are assessed to ensure that, when they are used correctly, any residues that might remain in the animal when it is slaughtered or in milk/eggs do not present a risk to consumers.
It is conceivable that very small numbers of particularly sensitive, ‘pre-sensitised’ individuals could occasionally experience mild symptoms (such as a skin rash) if exposed to otherwise safe and legal levels of certain antibiotic residues in food. The large majority of people who are ‘pre-sensitised’ to the antibiotics would not be expected to suffer any reactions.