Cargill Inc, a top U.S. meat processor, is trimming the use of antibiotics in its cattle supply amid concerns among some doctors and consumers about risks to humans from antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
California just passed a bill to sharply limit the use of antibiotics in farm animals, making it the first state to ban the routine use of the drugs in animal agriculture.
FDA issued its Guidance for Industry 213, which directs companies to remove performance claims from antibiotic labels by December 2016.
Producers are being asked to provide input on their experiences of livestock raised without antibiotics, "no-not ever" production programs and the impact on animal health and welfare.
In a marketplace where margins are tight, change can be hard—and expensive.
Children often suffer the most from their parent's anti-science fears. We learned this week of another confirmed measles case - this one in the Dallas area - where a child has potentially exposed classmates