How FDA Would Alter Use Of Antibiotics In Food Animals

Law360, New York (January 3, 2014, 3:33 PM EST) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration published its long-awaited final guidance on the use of antibiotics in food animals on Dec. 11, 2013, (Guidance for Industry #213[1]), finalizing some of its earlier preliminary recommendations limiting the use of antibiotics in feed and water to antibiotics considered not medically important for human use;[2] prohibiting the use for growth promotion; and restricting access to antibiotics used in food animals to those prescribed by veterinarians for therapeutic uses. Therapeutic uses include the control, prevention and treatment of disease. Food...
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