CU joins others in message to Obama Administration: End antibiotic overuse in food animal production
FDA recognized as early as 1977 that nontherapeutic uses of medically-important antibiotics in livestock feed threaten human health.
USDA should declare antibiotic-resistant strains of salmonella as adulterants
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Majority of Trader Joe’s shoppers agree grocer should stop selling meat and poultry raised on antibiotics
In January of 2009, USDA published a final rule on COOL that covered Beef, Pork, Lamb, Chicken, Goat Meat, Wild and Farm-Raised Fish and Shellfish, Perishable Agricultural Commodities, Peanuts, Pecans, Ginseng, and Macadamia Nuts. Almost immediately, a number of countries challenged the COOL requirements for muscle cut meat commodities, saying that the US COOL regulations discriminated against the importing country’s product.
CU urges National Organic Standards Board to discontinue use of antibiotics in organic apple, pear production
Poll: More than 80 percent don’t know or don’t think antibiotics used to treat disease in apple, pears
There’s been a growing call for action in recent weeks to address the threat to public health posed by the routine use of antibiotics in healthy food animals. It’s no wonder given years of inaction by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and mounting evidence that the overuse of antibiotics in meat production is getting worse. Continue Reading
FDA should prohibit the use of antibiotics in livestock except for treatment of disease
Experts weigh in on the connection between antibiotic use in animals and the loss of effectiveness of these drugs in human medicine
Consumers can have a very high level of trust that any meat and poultry labeled “USDA Organic” has never been given any antibiotics at any stage of production. Organic producers follow strict USDA guidelines in order to use the label on their products, which indicates that many healthful and environmentally sound practices were employed in Continue Reading