FDA urged to end approval of antibiotics for animal feed

FDA urged to end approval of antibiotics for animal feed

Petition targets medically important antibiotics used for disease prevention or growth promotion

The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and several other groups have filed a petition with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) urging it to withdraw approval of the use of medically important antibiotics in livestock and poultry for disease prevention or growth promotion.