Acknowledging that antibiotics are a “valuable tool,” the Food and Drug Administration has issued a new guidance document for their judicious use in food animals.

“Guidance for Industry #152 (Evaluating the Safety of Antimicrobial New Animal Drugs with Regard to their Microbial Effects on Bacteria of Human Health Concern)” outlines a three-part integrated system to combat potential antimicrobial resistance in humans.

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