Through April, the FDA Has Already Refused More Antibiotic-Contaminated Shrimp Than All of 2020

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published data reporting that there were 107 total seafood entry line refusals in April, of which 6 (5.6%) were of shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics.

Taco Bell Announces Plans for Beef Antibiotic Use Reductions

Taco Bell announced a new policy limiting antibiotic use in its beef supplies—committing to a 25% reduction in all medically important drugs, but allowing for a lengthy six-year implementation timeline, omitting details about how reductions will be measured, and failing to include verification from an independent third party.

US Pork Industry Ends 2018 with Major Antibiotic Progress

December 20, 2018 The National Pork Board

America’s 60,000 pig farmers and their veterinarians are ending 2018 with recognition of their diligence to use medically important antibiotics in a strictly responsible way. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s newly published Annual Summary Report on Antimicrobials Sold or Distributed for Use in Food-Producing Animals cites 2017 data that shows a 33 percent decline in this most critical class of antibiotics intended for use in food animals.