Pew Charitable Trusts today applauded Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), and Susan Collins (R-ME), for introducing the Antimicrobial Data Collection Act, which would require the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, or FDA, to report more information on the annual sales of antibiotics used among industrial farm animals. The bipartisan bill would also give the agency a deadline to finalize policies proposed last year to eliminate the use of antibiotics for growth promotion purposes in meat production.More info
Supporting Materials: Hearing on Antibiotic Resistance and the use of Antibiotics in Animal Agriculture
On July 14, 2010, the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health held a hearing to examine the use of antibiotics in animal agriculture. Below are PDF files of some of the materials entered into the hearing record by organizations and health and agricultural professionals.
Download the PDF for the official transcript of the hearing.
- Date added:
- Jul 14, 2010
- Joshua Wenderoff, Tel: work202-540-6542
- Pew Campaign on Human Health and Industrial Farming
- Antibiotics in Food Animal Production
- Related Expert:
- Laura Rogers
"As a nation, we need to exercise greater care with our use of antibiotics, in both humans and animals, so that these medications remain effective in treating serious bacterial infections."More info
SuperChefs Against Superbugs, an initiative of the Pew Campaign on Human Health and Industrial Farming, is a movement of chefs who want to stop the overuse of antibiotics in food animal production. On April 23, the following seven chefs visited Capitol Hill to explain why they serve meat and poultry raised without antibiotics.More info