Tag Archives: ANTIBIOTICS

FDA: Antibiotics Sold and Distributed for Use in Food-Producing Animals Down in 2016

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

WHO Urges End to Routine Antibiotic Use 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

San Francisco Ordinance Requires Grocery Chains to Disclose Antibiotic Use in Meat

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

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

NRDC Calls on USDA to Offer “Responsible Antibiotic Use Chicken” in National School Lunch Program

Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) recently filed a petition with USDA calling on the Agency to offer chicken produced without the routine use of antibiotics important to human medicine (“certified responsible antibiotic use chicken”) in the National School Lunch Program. As previously covered on this blog, for years, FDA, USDA, and various stakeholders have grappled … 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 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

Animal Pharm

CFS report addresses use of animal drugs in livestock farming. The ongoing discussion about the use of antibiotics in farming has received renewed interest in light of recent actions by FDA and the state of California to curb routine antibiotic use.  Although recent regulatory and legislative action has focused primarily on antibiotics, other classes of … 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

Dairy Data

FDA survey finds few drug residues in U.S. dairy supply. FDA partners with the states to ensure the safety of the U.S. milk supply, which includes monitoring milk products for drug residues.  Under the Pasteurized Milk Ordinance (PMO) — a model ordinance published by FDA and adopted by individual states — raw milk samples must … Continue Reading
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