The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) must act to address the growing human health threats resulting from the overuse of antibiotics in animal feed, according to a March 22 federal court ruling.
The ruling compels FDA to take action on its own safety findings by withdrawing approval for most non-therapeutic uses of penicillin and tetracyclines in animal feed, unless the industry can prove in public hearings that those drug uses are safe.
More information: www.nrdc.org/media/2012/120323.asp
Susan R. Kerr, DVM, PhD, PAS
WSU-Klickitat County Extension Director