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CR joint letter to FDA on U.S. Codex position on use of antibiotics for growth promotion

SUMMARY: Consumer Reports joins with food in a letter expressing concern about the current draft position of the United States Government at the Codex Alimentarius Ad Hoc Intergovernmental Task Force on Antimicrobial Resistance regarding the use of antibiotics important to human medicine for the purposes of promoting growth in food animals. The letter urges FDA Commissioner of Food and Drugs Scott Gottlieb to ensure that the U.S. opposes the use of medically important antibiotics in animals for growth promotion without exception when this committee meets in early December.

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