12-12-2013 08:15 AM | USA

FDA to curb antibiotic use in livestock

The US food safety regulator is moving to phase out some use of antibiotics in livestock in an effort to curb growing antibiotic resistance in human disease.

The Food and Drug Administration has asked pharmaceutical firms voluntarily to relabel their drugs to prevent them being used in healthy animals.

In the US food supply, antibiotics are routinely fed to healthy livestock to enable them gain weight faster.
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