FDA Hit With FOIA Suit Seeking Livestock Antibiotics Data

Law360, New York (June 22, 2012, 4:23 PM EDT) -- The Natural Resources Defense Council on Monday demanded that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration turn over findings on the health risks of antibiotics used in livestock production, claiming in a lawsuit that the agency violated the Freedom of Information Act in withholding the data.

In a suit filed in New York federal court, the NRDC contends that the FDA and its Center for Veterinary Medicine failed to respond to an April FOIA request for records detailing their research into the dangers to human health and...
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