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2014 in Review: Animal Antibiotics

Food Safety News wrote a lot about antibiotic resistance this year — particularly the debate surrounding the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) plan to phase out the use of certain antibiotics in food animals, introduced in December 2013, and conversations sparked by the 16-month outbreak of multi-drug-resistant Salmonella Heidelberg linked to Foster Farms-brand chicken that… Continue Reading

Advocates Visit Washington, D.C., to Lobby Against Antibiotic Overuse on Farms

During Wednesday’s third-annual Supermoms Against Superbugs advocacy day in Washington, D.C., the Pew Campaign on Human Health and Industrial Farming brought together dozens of parents, doctors and farmers for a briefing on antibiotic use in food animal production. “Since I saw you last year, I’ve got some good news and some bad news to report,”… Continue Reading

‘Supermoms against Superbugs’ Take Their Message to Washington

Thirty enthusiastic moms from across the United States gathered in Washington Tuesday to lobby for greater limits on antibiotics used in food animal production. Organized by the Pew Campaign on Human Health and Industrial Farming and the American Academy of Pediatrics, the “Supermoms against Superbugs” event included more than 50 meetings with House and Senate… Continue Reading