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U.S. Meat Farmers Brace for Limits on Antibiotics

Rmis32 Sep 14, 2010 11:08 AM

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."


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  1. pikawicca Sep 14, 2010 11:09 AM

    It's about time.

    1. Rmis32 Sep 14, 2010 11:10 AM

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

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        Ann900 Sep 14, 2010 11:42 AM

        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.

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