FDA Restricts Antibiotic Use In Food Animals

Law360, New York (January 4, 2012, 8:39 PM EST) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday limited the use of a popular antibiotic in most animals used for food, including cattle, swine, chicken and turkeys, saying the restrictions would combat human resistance to the drugs.

The FDA's order, set to take effect on April 5, limits the usage of cephalosporins in food-producing animals in ways not provided for on a drug's label, including unapproved doses, frequencies, or routes of administration. However, the agency is not banning extralabel use outright, as it did in a...
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