Food and Drug Administration

Consumer, Public Health Groups Asks U.S. Codex Task Force to Set Level Playing Field on Antibiotics

CFA joined Consumer Reports and other consumer and public health groups in submitting the following letter asking FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb to support a global agreement to eliminate the use of medically important antibiotics for growth promotion worldwide. In the U.S., farmers and ranchers are prohibited from using these antibiotics to promote growth in livestock. Nevertheless, as the U.S. Codex Task Force on Antimicrobial Resistance negotiates a global Code of Practice on antibiotic use in agriculture, the U.S. government has not sought to encourage producers abroad to engage in similar stewardship practices.

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