FDA will not restrict antibiotic use in livestock feed

July 25, 2014 2:15 AM

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FDA will not restrict antibiotic use in livestock feed

Two citizen petitions against antibiotics in livestock feed were struck down by the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York; the FDA will continue to allow the practice.

Earlier this year, the World Health Organization issued a report warning of an emerging public health problem as the world enters a “post-antibiotic” era. Some believe that routine use of antibiotics in animal feed contributes to antibiotic resistance. Still, however, many hog, cattle, and poultry p...

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