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Letter to the Editor: CA needs to close antibiotic loopholes

Opinion

Editor’s note: A group of faculty and staff from the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future at the Bloomberg School of Public Health sent the below letter to several California officials this past week. It is reprinted here with the permission of the authors.  To: Dr. Annette Jones, State Veterinarian and Director, Animal Health and Food… Continue Reading

Action in California and the Marketplace Will Help Stop Superbugs

Noodles & Co. and California Gov. Jerry Brown have this in common: In the absence of a strong federal policy, both have acted to stop the overuse of antibiotics on large-scale industrial farms. On Oct. 10, Brown signed a first-of-its-kind law (Senate Bill 27) to restrict antibiotic use on livestock and poultry, but his role… Continue Reading

CA Governor Vetoes State Senate’s Animal Antibiotics Bill

California Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed state Senate Bill 835 on animal antibiotics when it reached his desk Monday. Brown said that the bill to ban the use of antibiotics for growth promotion and require a veterinarian prescription for a livestock antibiotic “would codify a voluntary Federal Drug Administration standard that phases-out antibiotic use for growth promotion.”… Continue Reading

California May Soon Require Paid Sick Time for Restaurant Workers and Others

California is poised to become the second state in the country to require paid sick leave for workers, an issue that has serious food safety implications for the restaurant industry. Under the just-passed legislation, which is awaiting Gov. Jerry Brown’s signature (and he has already expressed support), California workers as of July 1, 2015, would… Continue Reading