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Antibiotics sales for use in US farm animals rose in 2015, FDA reports

LOS ANGELES –  U.S. sales and distribution of antibiotics approved for use in food-producing animals increased 1 percent from 2014 to 2015, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said in a report on Thursday. The report comes as scientists warn that regular use of antibiotics to promote growth and prevent illness in healthy farm animals contributes to the rise of dangerous, antibiotic-resistant “superbug” infections, which kill at least 23,000 Americans each year and pose a significant threat to global health. An estimated 70 percent of antibiotics used to fight human…

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customers are ‘liable to infection or demise’ because of slow FDA recollects

The food and Drug administration did no longer force a do not forget of tainted peanut butter that caused salmonella poisoning in 14 human beings until one hundred sixty five days after confirming the contamination, the organisation’s watchdog said in file released Thursday.And in a further alarming case, it took the government eighty one days to remember a selection of cheese products made with the aid of a Virginia company — after 8 people had fallen ill from a bacteria inside the food and a child died.This lax method to…

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