Veterinary Record 170:348 doi:10.1136/vr.e2472
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US FDA told to stop certain antibiotics being used as growth promoters

A FEDERAL court in the USA has ruled that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) should start proceedings to withdraw the approval of certain uses of antibiotics used in food production.

The ruling, by United States Magistrate Judge Theodore H. Katz on March 22, relates to what the FDA currently refers to as ‘production uses’ of penicillins and tetracyclines in food-producing …

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