Antibiotics for Livestock, Poultry Face Growing Scrutiny

Meat industry groups and associations recently held a series of briefings with legislators in Washington to argue that continued access to Food and Drug Administration-approved antibiotics is vital to the livestock and poultry industries. Antibiotics have been used on food animals since the middle of the 20th century, and the practice rarely raised concern until the past decade, when a

WASHINGTON — Meat industry groups and associations recently held a series of briefings with legislators in Washington to argue that continued access to Food and Drug Administration-approved antibiotics is vital to the livestock and poultry industries.

Antibiotics have been used on food animals since the middle of the 20th centu

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