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USA: FDA implements plans to phase out antibiotics in livestock

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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the USA is implementing plans to help phase out the use of antibiotics, medically important to fighting disease in humans, for enhancing growth or improving feed efficiency in food-producing animals, OTA reports. In final guidance, FDA outlines a voluntary, phased-in approach to remove their routine use for industrial production practices. This announcement comes on the heels of a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report released this year that pointed out, “up to half of antibiotic use in humans and much of antibiotic use in animals are unnecessary.”

The Organic Trade Association (OTA) encourages FDA’s long-term efforts, but reminds the public a clear choice to avoid antibiotics in animal agriculture exists now. “Because the use of antibiotics in animal rearing is strictly prohibited in organic production, organic is the gold standard for consumers, today, concerned about their overuse and wishing to avoid exposure to antibiotic-resistant bacteria linked to such use,” said Laura Batcha, OTA’s Executive Vice President. More information is available from OTA

 

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