Quick Read: FDA Targets Antibiotics in Meat
The Food and Drug Administration is moving to restrict the use of antibiotics in animals — if the purpose is to promote growth of the animals. Food producers can still use antibiotics to treat illness in animals. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, (D-CA), praised the FDA’s ruling, saying that reduced use of antibiotics in animals will help to “reverse the trend” of antibiotic-resistant diseases in people.
But critics point out that the FDA’s move is only voluntary and there is “no mechanism for enforcement,” said Rep. Louise Slaughter, (D-NY).