FDA Ordered To Target Antibiotics In Animal Feed

Law360, New York (March 23, 2012, 2:09 PM EDT) -- A New York federal judge on Thursday ordered the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to launch the process that may result in antibiotics being removed from animal feed, ruling in favor of health and consumer groups who say the antibiotics threaten human health.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Theodore Katz said that the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act “unambiguously commands” the FDA to withdraw approval of any new animal drug the agency has found not to be safe, provided the drug sponsor has a notice and an opportunity...
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