04 Jan '12, 12pm

This News Could Kill You: FDA & Antibiotics | Care2 Causes

This News Could Kill You: FDA & Antibiotics | Care2 Causes

Last August Cargill recalled 36 million pounds of ground turkey. In September the same company recalled 185,000 pounds from the same plant. Both recalls came after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration found meat tainted with salmonella Heidelberg , a particularly nasty bacteria resistant to existing antibiotics. In the waning days of 2011, the FDA delivered factory farms a generous gift: unregulated use of antibiotics. Any concerns CAFO’s (concentrated animal feeding operations) had that the FDA might curtail the unnecessary use of one of medicine’s essential remedies was quietly shoveled onto the manure pile. Fortunately, Maryn McKenna was watching. The Wired blogger caught the FDA’s move on a source most people ignore: the Federal Register . Near the top of the official announcement, she found this: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or the Agency) is withdrawing two...

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