Tag Archives: ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE

OIE Publishes Report on Global Antimicrobial Use

Antimicrobial use in food producing animals remains a hot button issue. For years, FDA, USDA, and various industry stakeholders have sought to tackle public health concerns associated with the use of medically important antibiotics to promote growth or feed efficiency in food-producing animals. In the U.S., FDA is working with industry to gradually phase out the … Continue Reading

Pew Report Considers Alternatives to Antibiotics in Food Producing Animals

For years, FDA, USDA, and various industry stakeholders have sought to tackle public health concerns associated with the use of medically important antibiotics to promote growth or feed efficiency in food-producing animals.  In the U.S., FDA is working with industry to gradually phase out the use of medically important antimicrobials in food animals for production … Continue Reading

Another State Bans Routine Antibiotic Use in Food-Producing Animals

As previously covered on this blog here and here, for years, FDA, USDA, and various industry stakeholders have sought to tackle public health concerns associated with the use of medically important antibiotics to promote growth or feed efficiency in food-producing animals.  In the U.S., FDA is working with industry to gradually phase out the use of medically important … Continue Reading

NSF Int’l Launches “Raised Without Antibiotics” Certification

As our readership is well aware, the use of antibiotics in food-producing animals has become a hot button issue in the food industry, with at least one leading consumer advocacy group formally calling for food labeling on meat and poultry products that discloses antibiotic use or nonuse.  While such efforts are not likely to move … Continue Reading

WHO Publishes First Ever List of Antibiotic Resistant “Priority Pathogens”

As previously covered on this blog here and here, for years, FDA, USDA, and various industry stakeholders have sought to tackle public health concerns associated with the use of medically important antibiotics to promote growth or feed efficiency in food-producing animals.  In the U.S., FDA is working with industry to gradually phase out the use of medically important … Continue Reading

FDA Reports Uptick in Antibiotic Use in Food Animals

As previously covered on this blog here and here, for years, FDA, USDA, and various industry stakeholders have sought to tackle public health concerns associated with the use of medically important antibiotics to promote growth or feed efficiency in food-producing animals.  In the U.S., FDA is working with industry to gradually phase out the use of medically important … Continue Reading

FDA Extends Comment Period on Judicious Use of Antimicrobials in Animal Agriculture

As previously covered on this blog, FDA announced in September 2016 that it was “entering the next phase” of efforts to avoid increased antimicrobial resistance.  To achieve this goal, the Agency noted that it was specifically requesting comments on the establishment of appropriately targeted durations of use of antimicrobial drugs of importance to human medicine (i.e., medically … Continue Reading

Global Poultry Industry Body Pledges to Address Antibiotic Resistance

The International Poultry Council has pledged to tackle antibiotic resistance in food producing animals. (subscription to meatingplace.com required) As previously covered on this blog, for years, FDA, USDA, and various stakeholders have grappled with how to address concerns about the use of medically important antibiotics to promote growth or feed efficiency in food-producing animals.  This … Continue Reading

WHO Chief Calls on Consumers to Choose “Antibiotic-Free” Meat

In a recent address to the UN General Assembly, the WHO Chief urged consumers to choose “antibiotic free” meats. As previously covered on this blog here and here, for years, FDA, USDA, and various industry stakeholders have sought to tackle public health concerns associated with the use of medically important antibiotics to promote growth or … Continue Reading

Antibiotic Ire: Groups Petition FDA to Limit Antibiotic Use in Food Animals

NRDC and six other advocacy groups have petitioned FDA, requesting the withdrawal of approvals for several medically important antibiotics in livestock and poultry. For years, FDA, USDA, and various stakeholders have grappled with how to address concerns about the use of medically important antibiotics to promote growth or feed efficiency in food-producing animals.  For example, in … Continue Reading

FDA Seeks More Antimicrobial Info

FDA will continue reviewing how medically important antimicrobials are given to animals in feed or water. FDA announced this week that it is “entering the next phase” of efforts to avoid increased antimicrobial resistance.  This phase will involve limiting use of “medically important antimicrobials” – those that are also important for human disease treatment – … Continue Reading

Antibiotic Ascent

Sales of antibiotics for food animals increased by 23% between 2009 and 2014. As previously covered on this blog, the use of antibiotics to promote growth or feed efficiency in food-producing animals has been the subject of significant scrutiny.  FDA has taken action in this area by requesting voluntary industry efforts to reduce antibiotic use, … Continue Reading

California Gets Antibiotic Resistant

California passes legislation to curb use of antibiotics in livestock. As previously covered on this blog, concerns about the use of antibiotics to promote growth or feed efficiency in food-producing animals continue to proliferate.  FDA has requested voluntary industry efforts to reduce the use of antibiotics in livestock and has proposed to expand data collection … Continue Reading

Vetting Antibiotic Use

FDA finalizes rule to require veterinary supervision of antimicrobial use in food-producing animals. FDA and the animal feed industry have been working for years to address concerns about the use of medically important antibiotics to promote growth or feed efficiency in food-producing animals.  As previously covered on this blog, FDA has requested voluntary industry efforts to reduce the … Continue Reading

Antibiotic Ask

FDA proposes to expand collection of data on animal drug usage to include major food-producing species. For years, FDA and the animal feed industry have grappled with how to address concerns about the use of medically important antibiotics to promote growth or feed efficiency in food-producing animals.  In 2013, FDA asked animal pharmaceutical companies to voluntarily … Continue Reading

Anti-Antibiotics

Bill introduced in Senate to combat overuse of antibiotics in food-producing animals. For years, FDA and various stakeholders have grappled with how best to reduce the use of medically important antibiotics to promote growth or feed efficiency in food-producing animals.  In 2013, FDA asked animal pharmaceutical companies to voluntarily revise the FDA-approved conditions of use … Continue Reading
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