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U.S. Meat Farmers Brace for Limits on Antibiotics

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From today's NY Times
"... the Food and Drug Administration appears poised to issue its strongest guidelines on animal antibiotics yet, intended to reduce what it calls a clear risk to human health. They would end farm uses of the drugs simply to promote faster animal growth and call for tighter oversight by veterinarians."

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/15/us/...

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    1. oops, I meant to post this on the Food & Media board.

      1. Unfortunately, an FDA guideline is just that- a guide. It has no regulatory power whatsoever. The FDA issues these guidelines frequently, and just as frequently they are totally ignored.
        Which means that until there is a regulatory change or a Congressional bill limiting the use of antibiotics in animals raised for food, it will be business as usual.