Organic foods

The AVMA promotes the wellbeing of all food-producing animals. Producers should be encouraged to provide medically necessary therapy, including antimicrobials, under the direction of a veterinarian, regardless of the impact on an animal's organic status.

The AVMA recognizes there is growing consumer interest in organically produced food. However, the absence or presence of an organic label should not be interpreted as an indication of food safety, food quality, or nutritional content.

AVMA is receptive to communications with and is available as a resource for the National Organic Standards Board in discussions related to public health and animal health and welfare.

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