Animal & Human Health
FDA Policy on Animal Antibiotics
On January 1, 2017, FDA policy stopping the use of medically important antibiotics to promote growth in farm animals went into effect. Farmers, veterinarians and the companies that make medicines for animals are complying with the FDA policy, which will ensure animal health and well-being while providing consumers with the safest food possible. Animals will only be given medically important antibiotics when they are necessary to treat, control and prevent diseases. When animals are given medically important antibiotics in feed or water, it will be under the oversight of a licensed veterinarian.
For more information about FDA policy on antibiotics (Guidances 209 and 213), and to learn how the animal health industry, producers, and veterinarians are working to prevent antibiotic resistance, visit www.togetherABX.com.