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Bill introduced to ban certain antibiotics – again

Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (D-NY) has reintroduced the “Preservation of Antibiotics for Medical Treatment Act,” which would ban non-therapeutic uses of medically important antibiotics in food animal production. This is legislation she has introduced over a number of years.

Slaughter also plans to introduce the “Delivering Antimicrobial Transparency Act” in the near future. This legislation would require livestock and poultry producers and veterinarians to submit date to the Food & Drug Administration regarding the types and amounts of antibiotics given to animals in feed. Animal health manufacturers would have to provide “better information” to the FDA on how their antimicrobial drugs are used in food-producing animals. Former Congressman Henry Waxman (D-CA) introduced the DATA bill last Congress. 

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