The EU Scientific Committee on Veterinary Measures relating to Public Health (SCVPH) confirmed today [Tuesday] that the use of hormones as growth promoters for cattle poses a potential health risk to consumers. The announcement follows a review of 17 studies and other recent scientific data. Publishing its third opinion on the risks to human health from hormone residues in beef products, the SCVPH found no reason to change its previous opinions of 1999 and 2000.