Although it is hackneyed to quote the classical line of Paracelsus relating toxicity to dosage (Stillman, 1920), it is nevertheless appropriate. It can be strongly asserted that there is little to fear from antibiotic residues as a cause of acute poisonings. There are of course exceptions, such as the acute idiosyncratic reactions to chloramphenicol by a small segment of the population and allergic reactions to penicillin (which can be fatal, one case has been found in the literature of a death resulting from eating penicillin-containing meat [Tscheuschner,1972]), but these are extremely rare.