Mixed reactions to FDA's decision on antibiotic use

12/29/2011 | Kalamazoo Gazette (Mich.)

The Food and Drug Administration announced last week that it would withdraw a proposal to reduce the amount of antibiotics used in animal feed and use other regulatory strategies, including voluntary reform, "to address microbial food safety issues." The move drew harsh criticism from environmental and consumer groups concerned about the potential for developing drug-resistant bugs, while industry publications pointed out that there are still strict guidelines for antibiotic use in food animals.

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