Header graphic for print

Food Safety News

Breaking news for everyone's consumption

White House Forum on Antibiotic Stewardship

Drug Firm Announces Antibiotic Stewardship Plan at White House Forum

Critics say forum lacked consumer, public health perspectives

At the White House Forum on Antibiotic Stewardship, Elanco Animal Health president Jeff Simmons revealed his company’s new antibiotic stewardship plan. (Elanco Animal Health is a division of the Eli Lilly drug company.) Some of the aspects of the plan are already in place, Simmons said, while others are additional intentions. The eight points of… Continue Reading

President Declares Federal Policy for ‘Responsible Use’ of Antibiotics in Food Production

According to a memorandum signed by President Obama on Tuesday, it is now the policy of the federal government to encourage responsible use of antibiotics in the production of meat and poultry. The memorandum supports the supply chain for these products by directing federal departments and agencies to create a preference for acquiring them. Within… Continue Reading