FDA Plan For Livestock Antibiotics Phase-Out Is Too Little, Too Late | Environmental Working Group

Washington, D.C. – The federal Food and Drug Administration’s call for the livestock industry to voluntarily stop dosing healthy animals with antibiotics is “is long overdue and inadequate”, Heather White, executive director of the Environmental Working Group, said today.

“Antibiotic-resistant bacteria are omnipresent in much of the U.S. meat supply,” White said.  “We need a bold and aggressive plan to address this public health problem.  Instead, the FDA has developed a weak proposal riddled with loopholes that could allow industry to continue its widespread use of antibiotics in animal agriculture.”

FDA Plan For Livestock Antibiotics Phase-Out Is Too Little, Too Late | Environmental Working Group.

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