The Food and Drug Administration has decided not to ban the extra-label use of cephalosporin antimicrobial drugs (in food-producing animals) after all.

The FDA announced Tuesday it is revoking its previous order so that it may fully consider the many substantive comments it has received.

The order, which would have taken effect this coming Sunday, was originally published in the Federal Register on July 3, with a 60-day comment period and a 90-day effective date for the final rule. However, on Aug. 18, the agency extended the comment period to Nov. 1, thus delaying implementation until Nov. 30.

Now, the order is revoked.

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And, to read an article in this month’s issue of Dairy Herd Management that refers to the proposed ban, click here.