Administration Asked to Expedite Livestock Antibiotics Rule

Consumer, medical, and food groups are urging the administration to complete action on the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) regulation to prohibit the use of antibiotics for growth promotion in livestock.  FDA released a draft guidance document in April of 2012 that would have animal health companies stop labeling their products for growth promotion. 

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Those signing a letter to President Barack Obama included the American Academy of Pediatrics, Center for Food Safety, American College of Preventive Medicine, Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, March of Dimes, Pew Charitable Trusts and National Consumers League. 

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