House Hearing Probes Drug Limits In Meat Farming

Law360, New York (July 14, 2010, 5:52 PM EDT) -- At a congressional hearing Wednesday lawmakers elicited testimony from the scientific and regulatory communities about reining in the use of anti-microbial drugs in food-producing animals to combat the rise of antibiotic resistant strains in humans.

The Committee on Energy and Commerce’s Subcommittee on Health gathered expert opinions regarding the connection between the use of anti-microbial drugs in meat production and increased antibiotic resistance in humans, as the agricultural sector faces the prospect of more stringent regulation.

The hearing primarily focused on the U.S. Food and Drug...
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