FDA Targets Antibiotics in Animals Processed for Meat

Agency hopes to limit antibiotic resistant diseases in humans by phasing out the use in animals.
3:00 | 12/11/13

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The Food and Drug Administration wants to phase out the use of antibiotics in animals raised for human consumption the agency is asking drug companies to stop marketing. Antibiotics that are important in treating human infection to meat and poultry producers. The drugs are put into the -- -- keep them healthy under the FDA plan only veterinarians would give antibiotics to animals. The agency hopes to changes will limit antibiotic resistant diseases in people 23000 people die each year because of resistance to antibiotics.

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