FDA to phase out some antibiotic use in animal production

Wed Dec 11, 2013 9:59am EST

Dec 11 (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said it planned to phase out the use of some antibiotics in animals used for food, to prevent bacteria from becoming resistant to drugs used to treat humans.

In guidance issued on Wednesday, the FDA asked pharmaceutical companies to voluntarily revise labels of medically important antibiotics to remove references to use in animal production. (link.reuters.com/qyb45v) (Reporting by Esha Dey in Bangalore)

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