subtherapeutic antibiotics

California Congressman Henry Waxman, a Democrat serving as Ranking Member on the Energy and Commerce Committee, on Tuesday announced he’s introducing legislation that would improve the data that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration collects on antibiotics used in animal agriculture, a practice that is increasingly under the microscope. Waxman announced his bill – the…

The FDA must act on its 35-year-old proposal to ban certain antibiotics from animal feed, ruled a federal court Thursday. 

In 1977, FDA determined that 3 antibiotics were likely contributing to drug-resistant bacteria strains in humans and should be reserved for therapeutic uses only. But the agency never held the drug company hearings required to …

Steve Ells, CEO of fast-growing restaurant chain Chipotle, made a trip to Capitol Hill this week to show support for a bill to limit the subtherapeutic use of antibiotics in meat production. Ells and others in the “all natural” meat business say their success shows that, with some changes in husbandry, raising animals without drugs …