ASM Attends UN General AssemblyASM President, Susan Sharp, Ph.D., joined global leaders at the United Nations General Assembly in New York today in a historical meeting to focus on the commitment to fight AMR.
On April 11, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the publication of three documents in the April 13 Federal Register that are intended to phase out the use of antibiotics for growth promotion in food-producing animals. The FDA is proposing a voluntary initiative to phase in certain changes to how medically important antimicrobial drugs are labeled and used in food-producing animals. Under the initiative, certain antibiotics would not be used for production purposes, such as to enhance growth or improve feed efficiency in an animal. These antibiotics would still be available to prevent, control or treat illness in food-producing animals under the supervision of a veterinarian.
The FDA documents include:
Comments for all of the Guidance Documents and proposed regulations are due July 12, 2012.