New podcast sheds light on antibiotics, FDA ban

February 2012

By Rhondalee Dean-Royce, communications manager of the AVMA GRD

You've probably heard something about the controversy over the use of antibiotics in food-producing animals such as cattle, pigs and poultry. Recently the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a ban on certain uses of cephalosporins, which are one type, or class, of antibiotics.

The AVMA, with the help of Dr. Christine Hoang, assistant director of the AVMA's Scientific Activities Division, has developed a podcast that we hope will provide information about the FDA's cephalosporin ban and other issues concerning antibiotic resistance and what all this means for the consumer.

Click here to listen to the podcast featured on our Keep Our Food Safe website. The Keep Our Food Safe website has new posts each week, so make sure to check back regularly.

For more information on the Chew on This podcast series please contact Rhondalee Dean-Royce, communications manager, AVMA Governmental Relations Division.

The AVMA Advocate - News Bites - February 2012