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Letter to FDA on US Codex Position on Antimicrobial Resistance

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The Center for Science in the Public Interest has deep concerns 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. We urge Commissioner 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. The U.S. position should be consistent with the current Food and Drug Administration (FDA) policy as well as your previous statements on this subject.